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Virginia: ‘Too Close to Call’? BREAKING UPDATE: Youngkin Wins!

Posted on | November 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Virginia: ‘Too Close to Call’? BREAKING UPDATE: Youngkin Wins!

UPDATE 12:55 a.m. ET Wednesday: Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia!

*** PREVIOUSLY (7:14 p.m. ET) ***

Tonight I’m watching CNN (so you don’t have to) and they’re trying to sell the Virginia gubernatorial election as a “toss-up,” but they just reported their own exit-poll results which look very bad for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. We shall see what happens.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: Official totals as of 7:30 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 168,239 (55.93%)
McAuliffe ……. 130,337 (43.33%)

With about 12% of precincts reporting, this is good news.

UPDATE 8 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 7:50 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 457,620 (58.34%)
McAuliffe ……. 321,315 (40.96%)

About 31% of precincts reporting, and this is even better news, because Youngkin’s lead appears to be widening as the evening goes on.

UPDATE 8:10 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 8 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 608,574 (57.02%)
McAuliffe ……. 451,192 (42.27%)

About 40% of precincts now reporting, and it continues to look encouraging for Youngkin. CNN’s John King was just pointing out higher-than-usual turnout in some rural “red” counties. Fingers crossed.

UPDATE 8:15 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 8:10 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 709,999 (57.04%)
McAuliffe ……. 525,854 (42.24%)

About 46% of precincts now reporting. It is expected there will be about 3 million votes cast in Virginia, and we still have less than half the vote, so we can be cautiously optimistic, with the emphasis on “cautiously.” The final vote is probably going to be very close.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 8:20 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 794,650 (56.88%)
McAuliffe ……. 592,389 (42.40%)

About 52% of precincts now reporting. Still looking good, but remember that if there will be about 3 million total votes, the winner will have to get at least 1.5 million, so there’s a long way to go.

UPDATE 9 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 8:50 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 1,071,663 (54.93%)
McAuliffe ……. 865,345 (44.36%)

About 68% of precincts now reporting. Again, to point out the simple math, if we estimate a final vote total around 3 million, McAuliffe would have to get nearly 70% of the remaining votes to win. Which is theoretically possible, of course, if Democrats resort to the usual tricks of dumping in truckloads of “extra” ballots at 3 a.m.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. ET: I’ve switched the TV to MSNBC, where Nicolle Wallace is on the verge of tears. Official totals as of 9:20 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 1,246,500 (54.21%)
McAuliffe ……. 1,036,170 (45.06%)

About 78% of precincts now reporting. Strong turnout in rural Virginia, plus “flipping” a few key suburban areas, appears to have yielded a victory for (alleged right-wing Donald Trump puppet) Glenn Youngkin.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: If my arithmetic is correct, and the estimate of about 3 million total votes in Virginia is also correct, then Youngkin only needs to get about 35% of the remaining vote to win.

UPDATE 9:35 p.m. ET: The meltdown on MSNBC is hysterical. Watch Nicolle Wallace go on about “The Big Lie” and the “deadly insurrection” of January 6, as if ordinary voters in Roanoke and Newport News are as obsessed with that as the people in the liberal media echo chamber:

Nicolle’s in the Guyana jungle, drinking the Kool-Aid.

UPDATE 11:10 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 11 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 1,545,345 (51.27%)
McAuliffe ……. 1,444,933 (47.94%)

About 92% of precincts now reporting. Everybody knows Youngkin has won, but the networks continue the “too close to call” charade.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Every liberal on Twitter is now whining about Critical Race Theory and “racist” white voters.

UPDATE 11:35 p.m. ET: Official totals as of 11:30 p.m. ET:

Youngkin …….. 1,567,817 (51.16%)
McAuliffe ……. 1,472,945 (48.06%)

About 94% of precincts now reporting. Probably going to be tomorrow before the networks finally admit Youngkin won Virginia.

Oh, by the way, some Republican you never heard of before is currently leading Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey.



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