Late-Night Hosts Rail on Republicans for Election Results: 'Democrats Have Their Swagger Back'
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"Democrats have their swagger back," Stephen Colbert says after huge victories against Republicans on election day.

Late-night comedians got a big kick out of so many Democratic candidates winning major elections on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and James Corden dedicated their respective opening monologues to Tuesday's election results.

In Helena, Montana, Wilmont Collins became the first black mayor in the state's history. Democrat Phil Murphy was elected governor of New Jersey. And in Virginia, Democrat Ralph Northam won the governor's election by an unexpectedly large margin. The state also elected its first transgender lawmaker, Danica Roem.

'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

"Democrats have their swagger back. They've already updated their logo to this," the "Late Show" host said before flashing a photo of a dancing donkey.

On Virginia's newly elected transgender lawmaker, Colbert said it was "a moment of sweet irony" because "the man she beat was Bob Marshall, the Republican who introduced Virginia's 'bathroom bill.'"

"Soon, there will be one bathroom Bob Marshall can't use," he said, "the one in his office."

Colbert also joked that Northam's victory over Republican candidate Ed Gillespie "proves the state's old saying: Virginia is for lovers of everyone but Ed Gillespie."

'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

"You know who really won big in last night's elections?" the "Daily Show" host asked his viewers. "Karma. Yes, karma -- the spiritual principle that the universe will reward good actions and punish bad ones ... which basically happened all across America. Incumbents were defeated by the very thing they were being dicks about."

One example that Noah discussed was Republican John Carman who lost to Democrat Ashley Bennett in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Carman previously posted a meme on Facebook during January's Women's March asking, "Will the Women's March protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?"

"He was worried about women having time to make dinner," Noah said. "Now karma has given him all the time he needs to make his own dinner. Enjoy your Hot Pockets, biyotch."

The Comedy Central late-night host also mocked Trump for his reaction to Gillespie's loss to Northam. Following the results, Trump tweeted that Gillespie "worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for."

"Goddamn! Trump does not play games with how fast he will abandon you," Noah said. "Like he just quit the guy out of nowhere. I bet you one day when the U.S. economy crashes, Trump is going to be like, 'What a loser economy. I've never even heard of America. I'm from Sweden. Guten tag.'"

'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

Reggie and his band gave Corden a slow clap after he opened his late-night monologue announcing it was the one-year anniversary of Trump winning his presidency.

"I want to put politics to the side for a second and say on behalf of everyone, 'Oh my God. How's it only been a year?" the "Late Late Show" said. "Now the one-year anniversary gift is paper so if you want to get Trump something, you can't go wrong with a federal indictment."

The CBS late-night host also took a jab at the president, saying "Trump is like the Dominos pizza of backstabbing," since he waited just 28 minutes to distance himself from Gillespie after his loss to Democrat Northam.

"He'll betray you in 30 minutes or less," Corden said. "Trump's turned on yet another Republican. At this point there are now fewer people on the bus than there are under it."

"Now Trump said the problem is Gillespie never embraced him," the comedian added. "The problem is not that Gillespie never embraced Trump, the problem is Trump's father never embraced Donald Trump."

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