LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Now, the road to Democrat dominance in the commonwealth was paved long before Trump took the presidency. The undeniable fact is that demographic changes throughout the state, but especially in northern Virginia have altered what was once a moderate to right-of-center state.
And it made it really a petri dish for radical left-wing ideas. Virginia's foreign-born population nearly doubled from 2000 and 2017, and these immigrants are mostly concentrated in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, outside of D.C., and they are altering the demographic makeup of the state -- and, as The Washington Post and others have pointed out, the electorate.
And the newspaper of record here, again, The Washington Post, noted that Fairfax County, a third of the residents there are now foreign-born. Half of the elementary school students there speak a foreign language at home; 182 languages in total spoken and one of those is spoken in that huge percentage.
And since immigrants are more likely to vote Democrat, well, this, of course has dragged the electorate to the left. That's just a fact of life. But the shift left has also been aided by women, especially in the suburbs who tend also to vote Democrat. This is something Trump absolutely needs to pay attention to and not just wave it away. It is impossible to do that.
Also, two weeks ago, we warned you about another factor that's important to note in this Virginia race, and it should jolt Republicans into action themselves.
In this cycle, huge amounts of outside money flowed into Virginia's local elections. George Soros pumped millions in to elect commonwealth attorneys who pledge to radically change how we prosecute crime in the commonwealth, prioritizing so-called social justice concerns over public safety.