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Three Democratic members of the Staunton, Virginia, city council were ousted by Republicans on Tuesday despite receiving more votes than they did four years ago.

Republican candidates Mark Robertson, Amy Darby, and Steve Claffey all joined incumbent Andrea Oakes in a four-seat GOP sweep, WHSV reported. The three incoming council members replaced Democratic incumbents Erik Curren, Ophie Kier, and James Harrington all almost doubled their vote totals from 2016, yet still lost.

Local outlet Augusta Free Press reporter Chris Graham called the results “stunning almost beyond words.”

“Democrats got their voters out better than they have in a May cycle in years,” Graham wrote. “Republicans got turnout more akin to, not quite a presidential year, but approaching gubernatorial.”

Graham cited gun control legislation in the state as well as COVID-19 lockdowns as key turnout drivers for Republicans in the city.

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    • Exactly!

  • The RED wave begins, let's hope for a clean SWEEP nationwide friends!

    • like the Republican wave right. 

  • Now we need to keep the momentum going for the next 100 years.

    • Exactly

  • Let's hope so...🤗

  • we will see where it leads.

  • Only the beginning - this definitely separates the signal from the noise.No more free ride for politicians that fail to represent the people. Thank you Virginians.

  • It is great news.  Now GOP keep up the good work!

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