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Virginia Democratic candidate Ralph Northam wins election against Trump-backed Ed Gillespie

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s governor’s race, has won against Republican opponent Ed Gillespie.

Winning the endorsements of both current Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and former President Barack Obama, Northam was nonetheless the center of his own controversy after a pro-Northam Latino group ran an ad that painted Gillespie supporters as violent racists.

Northam was quick to distance himself from the ad, but right-wingers (likely influenced by Twitter bots) heralded the ad as “racist against white people.” The ad portrayed immigrant children running from a truck bearing Gillespie stickers that was chasing them, and ran after a Gillespie attack attempted to link Northam to the Salvadoran gang MS-13 in an attack on “sanctuary cities” — something Virginia does not have.

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After both ads ran, Northam announced that he intended to ban sanctuary cities. In response, the progressive Democracy For America group renounced their support of him and called him “gutless” and “a racist.”

Northam has been Virginia’s lieutenant governor since 2014, when McAuliffe won the office.

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BUSTED: CNN’s panel of women defending Trump’s racism were literally the ‘Trumpettes’

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CNN aired a panel that featured “Republican women” defending President Trump’s racist tweets, but failed to mention that they were actually part of a pro-Trump group whose members the network had interviewed in the past.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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Ben Carson is Donald Trump’s faulty human shield against accusations of racism

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Ben Carson is back in the news — after another long absence — because Donald Trump has once again been accused of racism.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

The secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the only African-American member of the president’s Cabinet, and is often trotted out to clean up after Trump makes a mess too obviously problematic for the media to ignore. While Trump has tried to spin his recent racist attacks on four progressive freshman congresswomen as a strategic maneuver meant to manipulate Democratic infighting to his advantage, Carson's re-emergence from his stupor should be a clear indication that the president’s team recognizes the damage that can be caused by his unforced errors.

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An illegal trend could be emerging after Trump let Kellyanne Conway off the hook for breaking federal law

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Federal workplaces are supposed to be free of politics, but a Trump administration appointee used a government forum Wednesday to express support for the president’s reelection.

At a conference on religious freedom hosted by the State Department, an official told the crowd of several hundred people that “hopefully he will be reelected,” referring to President Donald Trump.

It’s illegal for federal employees to engage in political activities while they are on the job.

“It’s a violation of the Hatch Act for a federal official, to say in her official capacity, to hope that the president will be reelected,” said Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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