NBC projects Republican Glenn Youngkin to be Virginia’s next governor

He’ll be Virginia’s first Republican governor since Bob McDonnell

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin arrives to speak at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin is projected to be Virginia’s next governor, according to NBC.

The political newcomer is expected to defeat his Democratic opponent and the former governor, Terry McAuliffe.


In 2017, Ralph Northam received 1,408,818 votes while Ed Gillespie received 1,175,732 votes. This equates to 53.9% of the vote for Northam and 45% of the vote for Gillespie.




Glenn Youngkin(R)
Terry McAuliffe(D)
Princess Blanding(L)
95.5% of Precincts Reporting

(2,727 / 2,855)

Polls showed the race between McAuliffe and Youngkin was neck and neck up to Election Day.

You can see a live breakdown of the results here.

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