A blow for Joe Biden, a happy Donald Trump: Republican Glenn Youngkin won the gubernatorial election in the US state of Virginia.
- The gubernatorial election in the US state of Virignia took place on Tuesday (November 2, 2021).
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+++ 3:37 PM: Former US President Donald Trump speaks after Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin’s victory in the Virginia gubernatorial election. In a statement, he claimed that his supporters were responsible for Youngkin’s victory. Without them, victory would hardly have been possible. “The MAGA movement is bigger and stronger than ever,” the statement said. MAGA is short for “Make America Great Again”—the slogan Trump made the main motto of the election campaign for the 2016 presidential election.
Donald Trump made another statement about the attitude of Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. Ahead of the election, he took a tough stand against the controversial former president. “It seems that Terry McAuliffe’s campaign against a certain person named ‘Trump’ helped Glenn Youngkin a lot,” Trump said.
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He also attacked the press in the United States. “All McAuliffe did was Trump, Trump, Trump and he lost! What does that tell you, Fake News? I think people who run for office as Democrats won’t do that for long.” ,” the 75-year-old said, referring to Joe Biden, the Democratic incumbent in the White House.
The former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., wrote on short message service Twitter: “When Biden wakes up tomorrow afternoon, someone has to tell him that he is now officially presiding over the fall of the Democratic Party.” The atmosphere of Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Joe Biden because of his advanced age. For example, they call him “Sleepy Joe”. Trump himself is only three years younger.
Virginia: Trump candidate Glenn Youngkin wins – failure at the wrong time for Joe Biden
+++ 9 a.m.: According to estimates from American television stations, Republican Glenn Youngkin won the gubernatorial election in the US state of Virginia. Youngkin beat his Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe by 2.7 percentage points. “We won the point,” Youngkin said in a speech on election night. He described his victory as a “defining moment” for Virginia. The state will take a new direction under his leadership. “And we’ll start this change on day one.” For the past eight years, Democrats had provided governorship in Virginia.
McAuliffe’s defeat in previously democratically governed Virginia is a serious blow to Joe Biden and a bad omen for the November 2022 US Congressional midterm election. In the election campaign, he relied on major support. Biden performed with McAuliffe, and former President Barack Obama was also there. However, a year after Biden’s victory in the 2020 US election, many in America are disappointed with the president, whose reform agenda is barely moving forward because of protests in Congress.
Democrats have similar fears in view of congressional elections in a year known as the midterms. Opposition Republicans could then win a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate and thus decisively undermine Biden.
Virginia election: Republican Glenn Youngkin ahead
Update Wednesday, November 4th, 2021 at 6.00am: Republican Glenn Youngkin is predicted to win the gubernatorial election in the US state of Virginia, considered an important test of sentiment. According to predictions from CNN and NBC, the Republican was ahead of US President Joe Biden’s candidate Terry McAuliffe in the vote. The election in Virginia is being followed closely across the country a year before Congressional elections – the result for Biden’s Democrats is a serious blow.
Youngkin was endorsed by Donald Trump in the election campaign – even though Youngkin publicly distanced himself from him and focused on moderate voters. According to forecasts, Youngqin was ahead by about three percentage points. At the start of election evening, the gap between the two candidates seemed huge – but McAuliffe held back.
The election is being seen as a litmus test of sorts for Biden, who was elected to the White House a year ago. His acceptance rating is worse than ever since taking office. He has been trying to get two investment packages through Congress for a long time. Biden has so far failed because of wing battles in his own Democratic Party. According to observers, the defeat in the election in Virginia is also being seen as a receipt.
Virginia gubernatorial election: Lucky day for Joe Biden
First report from Wednesday, November 3, 2021: Washington DC – There is still a year before the US Congressional elections begin; There may be a mood test for the gubernatorial election to be held in the state of Virginia on Tuesday. Polls predict a face-off between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. US President Joe Biden has called for McAuliffe’s election, while his predecessor Donald Trump endorses Glenn Youngkin. Republicans surrounding Donald Trump are looking to secure a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives in the upcoming congressional elections. Joe Biden’s Democrats currently have a small majority in both houses.
In last year’s US presidential election, Biden won in Virginia with a ten-point lead over Trump. According to polls, McAuliffe was still well ahead of Youngkin in the summer, Youngkin has caught on recently and was a bit ahead.
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McAuliffe, 64, was governor from 2014 to 2018, Youngkin (54) is a successful businessman. Virginia’s governors are not allowed to run for two consecutive terms. Like McAuliffe, they may later compete for a second time. Democrat Ralph Northam currently holds office.
In Arlington last week, Biden promoted McAuliffe and called his challenger Youngkin a “supporter of Donald Trump.” In a campaign for his fellow party member, former President Barack Obama warned against the “return of anarchy” that has caused so much damage.
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Trump, on the other hand, announced on Monday (November 1, 2021) that Youngkin was a “great man” and had “full and unreserved support”. He called on his supporters to “flood” polling stations to compensate for an alleged fraud. “Everything is at stake in this election.” To this day, Donald Trump claims he has been deceived by his election victory. There is no proof of this.
During the election campaign, Democrat McAuliffe tried to connect Youngkin with Trump and a possible renewed candidacy of the former president for the 2024 election. McAuliffe wrote on Twitter on Monday that the results of the election would be outside Virginia as well. “This is our chance to send a message to the nation: Here in Virginia we are not going back.” McAuliffe called for his election to send a signal to the country and the world.
Make no mistake, this election is about the direction of Virginia and the direction of this country. This is our chance to send a message to the nation: Here in Virginia, we are not going back.https://t.co/U40DO9h1Ti
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) November 1, 2021
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The past few weeks have seen a decline in the elections for Democrat McAuliffe, and this is also due to federal politics in Washington. Biden has long tried — in vain — to get two investment packages through Congress that would also benefit Virginia voters. However, so far he has failed due to wing fights in his own democratic party.
The results of the governor’s election are expected on Wednesday (CET). Virginia polling stations are open from 6:00 a.m. (local time/11:00 a.m. CET) to 7:00 p.m. (local time/midnight CET). The state borders the US capital, Washington. (Lucas Jigo / DPA)
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