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Falwell after Gillespie loss: ‘DC should annex’ Northern Virginia

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Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and an ally of President Trump, said on Tuesday that the District of Columbia should “annex” Northern Virginia and return governance of the state “to Virginians.”

“DC should annex NOVA and return the governance of VA to Virginians! The founders intended DC to include all fed employees who are conflicted,” Falwell wrote on Twitter.

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Falwell’s tweet came after Democrats swept key elections across the commonwealth, including the governor’s race, which was won by Democrat Ralph Northam after a heated campaign against Republican Ed Gillespie.

His argument appeared to hinge on federal employees who work in Washington while living in Virginia. Parts of Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County and Alexandria County, were won by Northam in Tuesday’s election.

Four of Virginia’s past five governors have been Democrats, and the state has long been considered a swing state. 

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