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Virginia returns to swing state status and more headlines

By: - November 3, 2021 7:59 am

NEWS TO KNOW
Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.

• Youngkin’s win may provide a playbook for the GOP to compete in suburbs that scorned them in the Trump years.—Associated Press

• Opponents of a proposed casino referendum in Richmond declared victory Tuesday night.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Exit polling provides some clues about this year’s Virginia electorate.—Washington Post

• “Democrats’ worst fears are that they’re on course for a 2010-like drubbing in next year’s midterm elections and that they can’t use the specter of former President Donald Trump to stop it.”—Associated Press

• On the eve of his apparent Election Day loss, Del. Chris Hurst, D-Christiansburg, was charged with driving on a suspended license when a “deputy stopped his car Monday night after spotting a passenger tampering with his opponent’s campaign signs.”—Cardinal News

• Youngkin’s win was delivered by making “small gains in key groups.”—Associated Press

• Despite a disappointing showing statewide, Democrats in “Northern Virginia’s innermost suburbs appeared to sweep local elections Tuesday, maintaining their full control of governing bodies in Arlington and Alexandria.”—Washington Post

• Virginia is officially a swing state again.—Washington Post

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