The Bulletin

Trump visit not expected before Election Day and more Virginia headlines

By: - October 28, 2021 8:07 am
Virginia Mercury

Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• Former President Donald Trump teased a possible campaign appearance in Virginia, but “two people familiar with his plans” said he’s not expected to come before Election Day.—Washington Post

• In the governor’s race, Republican Glenn Youngkin released an ad attacking Democrat Terry McAuliffe over McAuliffe’s ties to Dominion Energy.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• National Democrats are “eager to see action” on a federal infrastructure bill by next week in the hopes of giving McAuliffe a last-minute boost.—New York Times

• “The anti-Trump resistance helped these Northern Va. Democrats get elected. Now they’re playing defense.”—Washington Post

• The Democratic Party of Virginia contends in a lawsuit that spotty mail service could jeopardize thousands of absentee ballots, but it’s unclear how widespread the problem is.—Daily Progress

• Virginia’s polling places will be well-staffed by election workers this year after a dip in interest during the pandemic.—Washington Post

• Republicans’ emphasis on “election integrity” appears to be inspiring a wave of conservative poll watchers in Virginia.—Washington Post

• A jury has been seated in the civil trial over 2017’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville after legal wrangling over the jury’s racial makeup.—Daily Progress

• Suffolk school officials say a 10-year-old girl who died of COVID-19 was not told to walk symptomatic students to the nurse’s office, contradicting her parents’ assertions.—Virginian-Pilot

• Under fire for allegedly mishandling an in-school sexual assault, Loudoun County’s superintendent said local law enforcement has never informed him when students are charged with crimes. The county sheriff disputed that claim.—WTOP

• A federal appeals court rejected a qualified immunity defense in the case of a Pulaski County investigator who accidentally jailed a woman for nine days in a case of mistaken identity.—Roanoke Times

• A salmon farm the size of 13 football fields is under construction in Southwest Virginia.—Cardinal News


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