Gubernatorial candidates make final push to energize Virginians to head to polls

Virginia Politics

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The gubernatorial race in Virginia continues to be neck and neck. Saturday marked the last day of early voting and the final push on both sides of the aisle to get Virginians to the polls.

So far more than one million Virginians have cast their ballots early.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe spent the weekend campaigning all over Hampton Roads with stops in Norfolk and Portsmouth, before ending the night at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.

“The eyes of the nation are on us. This is a big race. ‘Are we going to go back to the division and hatred that we saw with Donald Trump and Glenn Youngkin or are we going to continue to move this state forward?'” questioned the former Governor.

Virginia Gov. Northam also joined McAuliffe along with the rest of the democratic ticket Saturday to encourage local residents to “Turn Out the Vote.”

“Between now and Tuesday we need to make sure that we call our friends and our neighbors and our family and make sure that everybody casts a vote,” said Gov. Ralph Northam.

Meanwhile, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin continued his statewide bus tour in Northern Virginia.

“This is not people standing around holding up certain political philosophies. This is Virginians coming together and defining a new way forward for our commonwealth,” Youngkin exclaimed.

Republican candidate for Attorney General and Virginia Beach delegate Jason Miyares joined Youngkin on the tour.

“This is not really a left versus right, this isn’t even a political campaign, this is a movement. It’s not R versus D, it’s just common sense,” Miyares said.

While McAuliffe has completed his tour through Hampton Roads, Youngkin has a rally planned at Neptune’s Park in Virginia Beach on Monday.

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