Tuesday night dealt a comprehensive, crushing defeat against Democrats in Virginia’s gubernatorial, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and House of Delegates races. The momentum culminated in a stunning victory for Republican candidate for governor, Glenn Youngkin over Democrat adversary Terry McAuliffe.
Additionally, Republicans picked up four more seats in the state’s House of Delegates, and they are projected to seize an overall majority of 60-40 – but those aren’t the only victories for Republicans tonight.
In a tight race for Virginia Attorney General, Republican Jason Miyares jumped into the lead and held on, crossing the threshold of victory with a reported 1,361,678 votes.
Virginia, which flipped blue for Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential election, has suddenly become the focus of the nation, signaling an exciting trend of conservatism. Governor-elect Youngkin, a Washington outsider and strong supporter of President Trump, ran a tight race against his Democrat opponent, but in the end, Trump’s base showed up strong at the polls.
McAuliffe, according to Trump, actually drove voters to support Youngkin, because McAuliffe was constantly deriding Trump during his campaign. “I didn’t even have to go rally for Youngkin, because McAuliffe did it for me,” Trump said shortly after the results of the gubernatorial race were released. “Thank you to the MAGA voters for turning out big!”
It would appear that Trump’s endorsement has the golden touch, turning out yet another incredible conservative victory in a previously-blue stronghold.