Because the Commonwealth of Virginia holds its elections one year after America’s federal elections, it can serve as a mid-term report card for the national government a few miles up the road in Washington DC. Message to Biden: must pay attention and try harder.
Virginia has been moving decisively towards the Democrats for more than a decade now. But election night results suggest that the Republicans are going to make a clean sweep in both executive offices and the lower house. Their candidate for Governor, the delightfully named Glenn Youngkin (truly – could Trumpkin ever have been elected President) defeated a well-funded aggressively-campaigning former incumbent for the job.