Youngkin, a former CEO, was projected to have won by approximately 67,000 votes of over 3.2 million cast. He gave a victory speech around 1 a.m. Wednesday, calling the development “amazing.”
Why? The Democrats’ Terry McAuliffe is using the same playbook that Gavin Newsom used against the California recall campaign—calling it a Trump-led Republican takeover. But Virginia isn’t California.
California is about 50 percent Democrat, 25 percent “No Party Preference” (Independent), and 25 percent Republican. That built-in advantage is essentially unmatched in the nation. Virginia is 38 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat, and 25 percent Independent. And the Republican is not going to be outspent 10 to 1; the spending is even. Finally, the candidates actually debated. Gavin Newsom refused to debate and the media didn’t pressure him to do it.