UPDATE II: Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin declared victory very early Wednesday morning.
Joe Biden arrives back in the U.S. as Virginia Governor Elect Glenn Youngkin is giving his victory speech. pic.twitter.com/CpvMir2ZFO— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 3, 2021
Lieutenant Governor Elect Winsome Sears: "There are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen. They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came...In case you haven’t noticed, I am black, and I have been black all my life." pic.twitter.com/NoJJc6qxBe— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 3, 2021
UPDATE: Republicans are running the table in Virginia. They've swept the executive offices and are flipping legislature seats. "It's a Bloodbath."
Larry Sabato: "It's a bloodbath." pic.twitter.com/baLJlcr74D— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 3, 2021
According to the AP, Republicans have flipped Virginia HD-28. @ChazNuttycombe has also called HD-12 and HD-75 for the GOP. Republicans are halfway to the majority, and things look good for them in HD-02, HD-72, HD-83, HD-93...— Nathaniel Rakich (@baseballot) November 3, 2021
Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin has defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race to become Virginia's next governor.
I've seen enough: Glenn Youngkin (R) defeats Terry McAuliffe (D) in the Virginia governor's race. #VAGOV— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 3, 2021
????YOUNGKIN WINS???? https://t.co/OUiWUtr5n5— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 3, 2021
Before the race was called, McAuliffe indicated he was going to lose. He watched results from his home and didn't show up to his Election Night party.
McAuliffe statement "win or lose" — apparently he's at home with his family and not at or planning to attend his campaign's election night rally? https://t.co/RZE2WQFTRC— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) November 2, 2021
In addition, Republicans are sweeping the ballot.
Decision Desk HQ projects Winsome Sears, @WinsomeSears, as the winner of the Virginia Lieutenant Gubernatorial Electionhttps://t.co/ez8QKULSbI— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 3, 2021
Race Called At: 8:43 PM (Eastern) pic.twitter.com/gZ3elv4q33
As for early votes that needed to be rescanned in the Democrat stronghold of Fairfax County, both parties reportedly signed off on a memory card switch, which delayed the vote count and tally.
Folks, heard from a TOP GOP lawyer in VA tonight that the Fairfax County thing had to do with an out of date/defective memory card. Both sides signed off on re-scan &it was witnessed by GOP lawyers in the room the whole time. Ain't over till its over, but looks good for Youngkin!— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 3, 2021
This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.