Virginia state house could go Republican due to Democrat, Biden dissatisfaction

A voter shift toward Republicans has made it possible for the GOP to retake the Virginia House as well as the governorship, according to experts, Breitbart reports.

The Virginia gubernatorial election has been widely touted as a bellwether to indicate Republicans’ chances across the country in next year’s 2022 midterms, amid increasing dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party’s radical, progressive agenda, and the Biden administration’s weak and ineffective leadership.

Democrats have controlled the House of Delegates in Virginia since 2019, and their majority now stands at 55–45.

Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D) insisted that her “majority is safe” as in-person voting was set to take place, but she conceded that the governor’s race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe, and Republican Glenn Youngkin, is “closer than anybody would like.”

Referendum on Virginia

According to the Associated Press, Virginia House GOP caucus spokesman Garren Shipley said, “What we’re about to see is a referendum on, ‘Is Virginia as far left as the Democrats acted?’”

Even former Governor Douglas Wilder (D) said Virginians are “independent-thinking people. … And you see what the polls are showing as it relates to independents: Youngkin is leading with independents as they crossover,” the Washington Examiner reported.

Wilder, the state’s first Black governor, suggested that Black voters don’t have much of a reason to turn out for McAuliffe. In contrast, the Hampton Roads Black Caucus endorsed Youngkin this year for governor even though they had endorsed McAuliffe in 2013.

Republican enthusiasm in the election has reached a fever pitch, and an “army” of Republican poll watchers is reportedly keeping a close eye on individual polling places, according to reports.

Much of the enthusiasm has come in recent weeks as a Virginia school board has evoked national outrage for arresting concerned parents, and also covered up multiple sexual assaults committed by a gender-fluid, biological male that took place at a Loudoun County school.

Impact of early voting

Early voting has already been available for six weeks, and it started before the momentum that currently exists for the GOP, so it remains to be seen whether Republicans have enough momentum to overcome the electoral advantage that exists in the state for Democrats.

As usual, the media has tried its best to put its finger on the scale for Democrats by largely ignoring the state’s race on the night before in-person voting, according to Fox News.

If Youngkin and Republicans can win the state, Democrats will have a lot more to worry about in the coming year.

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