Hate crimes take startling jump under Trump, motivating voters to flee GOP

But voters are already showing signs of resisting turning the clock back on hatred, and Republicans are suffering for their deal with the devil. Notably, groups singled out by Trump during his campaign experienced increased targeting. Northam’s victory was accompanied by Democratic candidates winning up and down the ticket, threatening the Republican grip on Virginia’s state government.

BlackPAC, which works to mobilize black voters, took polls in Virginia of minority voters after the racist riot that killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The embrace of racism has backfired on Republicans in Virginia. Americans have seen hate crimes increase around them, and they are fighting back at the ballot box.

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