US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump. Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky’s governor vote, after a tight race in the conservative-leaning state.
Meanwhile, Democrats seized full control of the legislature in Virginia for the first time in over 20 years. The results are a gauge of the political mood ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Republicans held on to power in the Mississippi governor vote, following a closely-fought race in the traditional Republican stronghold. US state governors head the executive branch in state governments.