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Original post (8:37 pm ET): Decision Desk, which has offered the most reliable early calls in the past several election cycles, projects that Republican Glenn Youngkin has defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia’s gubernatorial election. Dave Wasserman, elections guru for the Cook Political Report called the race for Youngkin a few minutes earlier. Henry Olson of the Ethics and Public Policy Center has also called the race. Media organizations are likely to follow soon.
They made the call with 47 percent of the vote in and Youngkin carrying a remarkable 10 percentage point lead. Joe Biden won the commonwealth one year ago by 10 percentage points.
GOP candidates Winsome Sears (Lt. Gov.) and Jason Miyares (A.G.) have earned numbers similar to Youngkin, so both are expected to win.
Update (10:37 p.m. ET): Two full hours after all the leading election gurus called the race, the legacy media still refuses to admit Youngkin won.
Update (10:47 p.m. ET): The Democrats have lost control of Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Update (12:34 a.m. ET): It’s over. Youngkin won.Published in