Donald Trump is president-elect. He announced at roughly 3 a.m. Wednesday that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, called to concede following a historic upset that flew in the face of polling data. Clinton will speak publicly at 9:30 a.m.
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Republicans will retain a majority hold of the House and Senate. A Trump administration will have the opportunity to approve at least one, and potentially three, Supreme Court justices.
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Hillary Clinton narrowly won the presidential race in Virginia but failed to outperform Trump in other battleground states.
Incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock, representing Virginia’s 10th District, won a contentious race against Democratic opponent LuAnn Bennett by approximately 7 percent of the vote.
Virginia rejected an amendment that would have instated right-to-work laws in the state constitution and approved an amendment that will grant communities the ability to give tax exemptions to the families of emergency-service workers who died in service.
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D.C. overwhelmingly voted in favor of statehood, and the measure will now go in front of Congress.