UPDATE: Virginia Governor’s race, Lt. Governor’s race called

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12:30 p.m. UPDATE: The Associated Press has called the Lieutenant Governor’s race in favor of Republican Winsome Sears.

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VIRGINIA –  Governor Ralph Northam congratulated Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin Wednesday morning for his win.

In a press release, Governor Northam said, “This morning I spoke with Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin to congratulate him on being elected Governor of the greatest Commonwealth in the greatest country in the world. We will meet tomorrow to begin a smooth transition to his administration. We can all be proud that Virginia once again conducted a free and fair election with integrity.”

The Associated Press is calling the win in favor of Youngkin, who led with 50.68% of the votes. Democratic nominee and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe followed with 48.55% of the votes.

Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor’s race is a close one, with Republican nominee Winsome Sears currently holding 50.82% of the votes and Democratic nominee Hala Ayala with 49.08% of the votes.

Whoever wins the Lieutenant Governor’s race will make history, as the post has been held by men for as long as the Commonwealth has existed.

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