It’s Election Day, and the results of today’s big contests could be an indicator of what’s to come in the 2018 mid-term elections.

All year, the Democrats have made the focus of their Party’s message to be about Trump’s alleged ties to the Russians, and the claim that the former TV reality star lacks the ability to lead.

The Dem’s strategy will be battle-tested today in the Virginia gubernatorial race, where Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has flooded the state with ads tying Republican rival Ed Gillespie to the Trump White House.

However, the Trump-referendum strategy has not been particularly successful for Democrats in the House special elections so far this year. But polls in New Jersey and Virginia’s gubernatorial races show the Democratic candidates in the lead.

In New Jersey, Democratic nominee Phil Murphy holds a substantial lead over Republican Kim Guadagno. In Virginia, the race is tighter, but the Democrats still see a win on the horizon.

Adding panic to the already shaken DNC is the new Donna Brazile book that rips into Hillary Clinton and her less-than-admirable behavior during the 2016 elections.

Some Democrats are worried that the negative headlines surfacing from Brazile’s accusations against Clinton and the DNC will either scare away voters or push them to the right.

DML News will have all the election results later this evening.