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Middle finger against Trump helps a Democrat to a political office

by the end of 2017 showed the 52-year-old July Briskman at a bike tour of the pre-noise-car convoy of Trump the finger. After they had shared the image of the AFP photographers, with its raised middle finger in the Internet, lost a single mother, her Job at a company that works for the US government.

This would have opened up but "other doors", including the call of the Democratic party to compete for political office, said Briskman during the election campaign.

The decision paid off, as Tuesday night showed. Briskman celebrated their victory in a message on Twitter, which was linked with the then-finger-photo. She won a seat in the so-called County Board of Supervisors. The panel controls large parts of the policy in the district near the capital city of Washington. Loudoun County is the wealthiest County in the United States.

the district is also one of trump's Golf clubs is: "isn't this sweet justice?" said Briskman this in an Interview with the Washington Post.

More victories for US Democrats in Kentucky and Virginia

the Governor's election in Kentucky, the democratic Challenger Andy Beshear declared on Tuesday evening (local time) his election victory. In Virginia, managed the Democrats, to take yet almost from the Republicans held a majority in both chambers of Parliament.

The preliminary results, according to documents in Virginia, at least in two districts of Republican senators in the state challengers to their respective democratic. In the house of representatives, the Democrats gained at least five additional mandates.

The former Republican Governor in Kentucky, Matt Bevin, which is considered to be supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump , wanted to give because of the tight race, first of all, not a defeat. He spoke of "more than a few irregularities," and announced on Wednesday, to apply for a Review. The official result is still pending.

concern for Republican-stronghold

Nevertheless, Bevins triggered a weak Cut off of concern among his party colleagues. On a US Federal level, Kentucky is a Republican stronghold. In the presidential election of 2016 the Republicans Trump was in Kentucky almost 30 percentage points before his democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. In the last Governor election but there was always exchange between Republicans and Democrats.

For Trump, which is due to the investigations by the Democrats for a possible impeachment under pressure, it is not good news. However, observers warned against an Overestimation of the results with a view to the presidential election in November 2020.

That the Democrats in Kentucky win may be a hair sharp against an "unpopular" Governor of the Republicans, could not be taken as a sign for the outcome of the election at the Federal level, counted, wrote Analyst Dave Wasserman from the "Cook Political Report" on Wednesday on Twitter. Also in Virginia it was "very much worse" for Republicans to go out. (step/sda)

Created: 06.11.2019, 23:19 PM

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