Democrats projected to win gubernatorial races

Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ralph Northam of Virginia poised to be the next governors of their states.
1:41 | 11/08/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Democrats projected to win gubernatorial races
Next this evening, it is hard to believe, but it was just one year ago, voters went to the poll, choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Tonight, two governors races being watched very closely, and here's ABC's chief national correspondent Tom llamas. Reporter: Tonight, all eyes on Virginia. The race may be between Republican Ed Gillespie and the lieutenant governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, a test of president trump's influence. Many see the Virginia election as a bellwether for the midterm elections. The president busy on Twitter, tweeting from South Korea today, "Ralph Northam will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia. He's weak on crime, weak on our great vets, anti-second amendment." Even though Northam is veteran who served in desert storm. We need healers. And that's a doctor to come in and heal the wounds in this country right now, and not be someone that promotes hatred and bigotry. Reporter: As for Gillespie, who ran the Republican national committee, he chose not to appear with the president on the campaign trail. Something he didn't want to talk about last night. Is there a reason why you didn't campaign with the president? Thank you so much for being out here today. Reporter: Is there a reason why you didn't campaign with the president? And in New Jersey, another big race and the end of the Chris Christie era. In the race to replace him, the Democrat far ahead. And today a vintage Christie moment. The easiest thing in the world is to stand where you stand and stand on the sidelines and critique. Reporter: Classic Chris Christie. Back here in Virginia, president trump may not be on the ballot, but early exit polls show he and his policies are having a major impact. More than 30% of voters tell us today, they came out to vote to show opposition to the president. David? All right, Tom llamas, you'll keep us posted into the night.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"1:41","description":"Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ralph Northam of Virginia poised to be the next governors of their states.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/WNT","id":"50998422","title":"Democrats projected to win gubernatorial races","url":"/WNT/video/voters-polls-50998422"}