A second voter registrar outbreak, Norfolk delegate appointed to judgeship, COVID-19 cases up among Richmond 20- and 30-somethings, and more headlines

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• A second voter registrar’s office is reporting a post-election COVID-19 outbreak. Henrico County says eight employees in the building that houses the elections and public works office have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A Richmond circuit court judge filed a defamation lawsuit against Republican Senate candidate Daniel Gade, who referred to him as a “known segregationist” and a “racist judge” during a debate in October in which he attacked Sen. Mark Warner for appointing him to the bench.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Del. Joe Lindsey, D-Norfolk, was appointed to fill a vacant circuit court judgeship in Norfolk. He’ll have to resign his seat in the General Assembly, where he has served for six years, to take it.—Virginian-Pilot

• The Chesterfield County Republican Committee sued the local voter registrar, complaining their representative was blocked from a meeting where provisional ballots were reviewed. The office’s lawyer said it was the first they were hearing of the allegations.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Attorney General Mark Herring asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to dissolve an injunction barring Gov. Ralph Northam from removing a 60-foot statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond.—Washington Post

• “Adults in their 20s and 30s represent a growing share of coronavirus cases in the Richmond region and the state, marking a shift in how the virus is infecting the population.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Harrisonburg’s police department announced it will be participating in no-shave November.—Daily News-Record

• A Loudoun County woman best known for flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade says it’s time for the country to heal.—WAMU

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