Virginia governor election LIVE results – Glenn Youngkin wins tight race against Terry McAuliffe in disaster for Biden

REPUBLICAN Glenn Youngkin has defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the tight race to be Governor of Virginia, with the race having massive implications for President Joe Biden.

McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, failed to stave off disaster in a state that has become reliable Democratic territory in recent years.

Joe Biden carried Virginia by a comfortable 10 percentage points last year, but Youngkin’s campaign has succeeded, with Youngkin becoming the first Republican to win a statewide race since 2009.

“This is a moment for Virginians to push back on this left, liberal, progressive agenda,” Youngkin, a former private equity executive, told a rally at an airport hangar outside Richmond.

Voters were also poised to decide a New Jersey governor’s race Tuesday, as well as mayoral elections in many of the nation’s top cities.

Donald Trump, who slammed McAuliffe as part of what he called the radical Democratic Party that is out of touch with the state’s voters, said a GOP victory would send “a great, great, strong message” to President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders in Washington.

Read our Virginia election live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • H. J. Hayes

    WINSOME SEARS BECOMES VA'S FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO HOLD STATE OFFICE

  • H. J. Hayes

    REPUBLICANS CELEBRATE YOUNGKIN WIN ON TWITTER

  • H. J. Hayes

    'NOT EVERY VOTE IS COUNTED,' MCAULIFFE REMINDS FOLLOWERS

  • H. J. Hayes

    MCAULIFFE HAS NOT CONCEDED YET

    In McAuliffe's most recent statement, two hours before the election was called in Youngkin's favor, he thanked supporters who "knocked doors, made phone calls, and talked to their neighbors" on his behalf.

  • H. J. Hayes

    DONALD TRUMP, JR: BIDEN IS PRESIDING OVER DEMOCRAT 'COLLAPSE'

  • H. J. Hayes

    YOUNGKIN DEFEATS MCAULIFFE IN UPSET

    The Associated Press called the race just before 1am EST.

    The race was close, with Youngkin capturing only 50.9 percent of the vote, and McAuliffe returning 48.4 percent.

  • H. J. Hayes

    GUBERNATORIAL RACE HAS NOT BEEN CALLED, REPUBLICANS AHEAD

  • H. J. Hayes

    TWITTER USERS QUESTION DELAY IN VIRGINIA ELECTION RESULTS

  • H. J. Hayes

    KENTUCKY REPRESENTATIVE MASSIE INVOKES 'LET'S GO BRANDON'

  • H. J. Hayes

    NEW YORK ELECTS ERIC ADAMS AS MAYOR

    Eric Adams defeated the Republican candidate, Curtis Sliwa.

  • H. J. Hayes

    WHAT HAS JOE BIDEN SAID ABOUT THE VIRGINIA CANDIDATES?

    At a rally in July, President Joe Biden backed Terry McAuliffe.

    The President also lobbed a few jabs at McAuliffe’s Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, without saying his name. 

    “I tell you what, the guy Terry is running against is an acolyte of Donald Trump.

    “For real, I mean it’s just like, I don’t know where these guys come from.”

  • H. J. Hayes

    DONALD TRUMP, JR. CONGRATULATES YOUNGKIN VIA DAD'S POST

    Former President Trump congratulated Youngkin in a post on his website, which was re-shared by Donald Trump Jr.

  • H. J. Hayes

    TRUMP ON ELECTION NIGHT: 'FAIRFAX, WHY THE DELAY?'

    In a statement about Trump-endorsed candidate Glenn Youngkin, Trump cast doubt on the validity of votes from Fairfax County, where thousands of ballots were re-scanned following technical difficulty.

  • Jennifer Korn

    50 PERCENT OF THE VOTES ARE IN

    As the race is tight, it is still difficult to tell who may win the Georgia governor election.

    Youngkin leads at 55.5%, and McAuliffe falls behind him at 43.8%.

    1,592,731 votes have been counted as of yet.

  • Jennifer Korn

    NEARLY 30 PERCENT OF THE VOTES ARE IN

    Early counts are indicating a tight race for the Virginia governor seat.

    Youngkin currently has 52.8% of the votes and McAuliffe has 46.6%.

    The total votes counted so far is more than 859,500.

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