Obama Spikes Football Over Democratic Victories: ‘This Is What Happens When the People Vote’

<> on April 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Former President Barack Obama celebrated a big night for Democrats with a tweet on Wednesday morning, writing, "This is what happens when the people vote."

Obama campaigned on behalf of Northam and Murphy in Virginia and New Jersey, as both men pulled off lopsided victories for Democrats hungry for victories after a disastrous 2016 cycle.

"This is what happens when the people vote," he wrote. "Congrats @RalphNortham and @PhilMurphyNJ. And congratulations to all the victors in state legislative, county and mayors' races. Every office in a democracy counts!"

Democrats are viewing the results as a repudiation of President Donald Trump.

Obama oversaw devastating losses for the Democratic Party in Congress and across the country during his administration.

In 2014, after Republicans took back control of the U.S. Senate, Obama suggested it was more due to Democrats staying home than anything else.

"To everyone that voted, I want you to know that I heard you," Obama said. "To the two-thirds of voters that chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too."

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