09 Nov '17, 7pm

5 reasons Election Day 2017 was a win for climate action

Exactly 364 days after Donald Trump won the presidency, the electoral backlash arrived. And the results from Election Night 2017 appear to be good news for the environment. Here are five encouraging takeaways from Boomerang Tuesday: 1. Suburban, pro-environment turnout surges The night was all about voters motivated to reject Trumpism in its many forms, particularly in suburban and exurban areas. In swing Loudoun County, Virginia, for instance, Trump-aligned gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie – who as a U.S. Senate candidate in 2014 won the county – lost by more than 20,000 votes. The switch was probably due less to Gillespie losing his voters than to a huge turnout from energized anti-Trumpers. These voters have a lot of complaints, but polls show the environment is among Trump’s three weakest issues. Swing suburban areas are full of middle-of-the-road voters who worry ...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2017/11/09/5-reasons-election-da...

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