Forget Georgia. Virginia Democrats say victory in obscure local race signals end of Trump. - by By Fenit Nirappil
But Prince William is closely watched because no statewide candidate has won Virginia without winning the county since 2001. Democrats easily have won the county in presidential and statewide contests, while Republicans have won local seats in off-year elections. The chairman of the Board of County Supervisors is Corey A. Stewart, who is running for the GOP nomination for governor on a platform of embracing President Trump and the state’s Confederate heritage, among other conservative issues.
The state Democratic Party declared the win in the clerk’s race “the beginning of the end” of the Trump age. The party credited Democratic voters energized by Trump with coming out for local issues they typically ignore and a renewed focus on down-ballot races.