July 16, 2024
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Republican wins tight election in bellwether Virginia

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The Republican candidate pulled off a stunning upset to win the governor’s mansion in the US state of Virginia Wednesday, US television networks projected, in a race seen as an early verdict on President Joe Biden’s first year in office. Newcomer Glenn Youngkin was 2.7 points ahead of Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the neck-and-neck tussle shortly after midnight, with more than 95 percent of the vote counted, prompting NBC, CNN and ABC to call the election for the Republican. A harbinger of the parties’ prospects in next year’s midterm elections, the race was initially expected to be a comfortabl…

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