Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor vote

By Emma Edwards

Republican Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s race against former Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe campaigned on national issues where Youngkin focused on local issues challenging Mcauliffe’s views on education and the economy.

Over half the voters in Virginia said parents should have “a lot” of say in what is taught to their kids in school. In a debate McAuliffe said parents should have a say in what is taught to their kids. Youngkin repeated what was said which put many people against McAuliffe because they want to have a say in what is taught to their kids.

In a speech to cheering supporters, Mr Youngkin promised to get to work straight away to transform the state. “We work in real people’s time, not government time,” the Republican declared.

In a statement McAuliffe said, “Congratulations to Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin on his victory. I hope Virginians will join me in wishing the best to him and his family.”

In other elections across the US on Tuesday. Democrats could count other victories in New York City and Boston. In Boston, Asian-American candidate Michelle Wu won in Boston making her the first woman and first person of colour to lead the city. Eric Adams is the second black mayor in New York city’s history.