An Election Night Full of Upsets, Says Virginia Tech Political Expert

Article ID: 684825

Released: 8-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech

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  • Karen Hult is chair of the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech political scientist Karen Hult called it an election night no one fully projected. 

“There were upsets across the state, in every region of Virginia,” said Hult. “A number of long time House incumbents were turned away. While the exact breakdown of Democrats and Republicans isn’t known yet, it’s clear the House of Delegates will have a much different look when it convenes in January.”

Election analysis from Professor Karen Hult is available for media outlets by contacting Bill Foy by email, or by phone at 540-998-0288.

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