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2017 Election Result Round-Up: Democrats Sweep Virginia

Ralph Northam's victory is viewed as a setback for President Donald Trump

Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, has been elected governor of the state.

With 99% of the vote counted as of 10:20 p.m. ET, Northam, a physician and Gulf War veteran, had captured 53.9% of the vote. His Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, picked up 45% of the vote. Gillespie is a former Republican National Committee chairman.

Northam's election is being viewed as a political setback to President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday wrote on Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report : "Ralph Northam will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia."

Democrat Philip Murphy, a former executive at Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) Report , was elected governor of New Jersey. Murphy has never been elected for public office, but has served as finance chair in the Democratic National Committee under former President Barack Obama.

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In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, was re-elected by a wide margin.

Here is a round-up of the night's election results.

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