Election day defeats in NJ, Virginia may show Trump vulnerability

Phil Murphy's victory over Trump booster Chris Christie in New Jersey and Ralph Northam's victory over a Trump-backed opponent in Virginia are big wins for Democrats and could be a push back against the president.

    There have been elections in several US states, with two new governors elected along with several big city mayors.

    Analysts say the results are a test of President Donald Trump's popularity, and may determine whether the Republicans will hold on to their Senate and House majorities in next year's midterms.

    The new governor of Virginia is Democrat Ralph Northam.

    It's a major victory in a state where Republicans hold a two to one majority in the legislature and a warning to Republicans that the threat from the Democrats could intensify in elections to come.

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Virginia.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.