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Woman who gave the finger to Trump’s car wins election in Virginia

Juli Briskman
Juli Briskman was on a bike ride in October 2017 and was photographed displaying her middle finger as President Trump’s motorcade went by in Virginia.
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The woman who lost her job after displaying her middle finger at President Trump’s motorcade has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia.

With 99% of the vote reported by the Loudoun County Office of Elections on Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Democrat Juli Briskman ahead of Republican incumbent Suzanne Volpe with 52% of the vote.

Among her goals, Briskman said she would increase transparency in local government.

Briskman was on a bike ride in October 2017 and was photographed making the gesture as Trump’s motorcade went by. She told her bosses what happened after the photo went viral and was asked to leave her government contracting job or face termination. She sued and won a severance claim, but her wrongful-termination lawsuit was dismissed.


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