Datapoint: 8.9. That’s how many points Democrat Ralph Northam won by in Virginia’s gubernatorial race — a number that far exceeded the polling average or most anyone’s expectations.
Datapoint: 16. That was the size of Virginia Republicans’ majority in the state House of Delegates before Tuesday — and Democrats may have completely erased it, another outcome no one saw coming.
Datapoint: $1.7 trillion. That’s the current size — subject to change — of the House Republican tax bill, as lawmakers trade in and out provisions in an attempt to find an overall package that Republicans can agree on.