Republican lead narrows in bellwether Virginia governor’s race

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Alexandria (United States) (AFP) – A bruising governor’s election in the US state of Virginia looked set to go down to the wire Tuesday with the Republican candidate’s lead narrowing in a race seen as an early verdict on President Joe Biden’s first year in office. Newcomer Glenn Youngkin and veteran Democrat Terry McAuliffe both voiced confidence as they addressed supporters in the neck-and-neck tussle resonating nationwide as a proxy war between Biden and former president Donald Trump.  With 94 percent of the expected vote counted, Youngkin’s early double-digit lead was down to just three poi…

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