Blue Wave, Red Wave

A Democratic surge last November across eastern Virginia nearly ended Republican control of the House of Delegates. Less attention has been paid to a "red wave" that swept through many parts of rural Virginia.

Shift in Gubernatorial Vote, 2017 v. 2013

Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Methodology: The Department of Elections does not release Governor election vote totals by state legislative districts. VPAP calculated the results per House of Delegates districts based on in-person ballots cast on Election Day by precinct.