Youngkin visits southwest Virginia in last-minute attempt to get voters excited

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Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin roamed the southwest corner of Virginia on Sunday in a last-minute effort to energize voters ahead of Tuesday’s highly anticipated governor’s race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

After campaigning in northern Virginia on Saturday, Youngkin’s bus tour to the southwest included a prayer breakfast, worship service, barbecue at the home of a powerful state legislator , a meeting and an evening out. Voting rally in Abingdon.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin addresses supporters at a rally in Fredericksburg, Va. On Saturday, October 30, 2021.
(AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Addressing the crowd at Cumberland Bowl Park in Jonesville early Sunday afternoon, Youngkin pledged to roll back the “left-liberal progressive agenda” that was trying to turn Virginia into “Eastern California” and to enact policies that make the state more competitive.

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“Now is the time for us to come together for our children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews to say that we are going to build a better Virginia for them,” Youngkin told the crowd, before encouraging them to come out. the vote on Tuesday.

Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, speaks during a campaign event in Manassas, Virginia, United States, Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Terry McAuliffe, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, speaks during a campaign event in Manassas, Virginia, United States, Sunday, October 31, 2021.
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“Call your friends, send emails, send texts. You know what we stand for? We stand for our Constitution, we stand for low taxes, we stand for a government that works for us,” Youngkin said. “We are standing up for better jobs, safe communities. We are standing up for schools that will educate our children, keep them safe. We can do it. We need to get the word out for us.”

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On his next stop in Abingdon, Youngkin predicted Republicans would sweep all three statewide races and regain control of the House of Delegates – where all 100 seats are on the ballot.

Meanwhile, McAuliffe stopped in a suburb of Richmond and northern Virginia on Sunday, speaking in the backyard of a house in Henrico County.

“I’ve done this work before,” he told attendees. “I was the most pro-progressive pro-business. I made this state open and welcoming, created a lot of jobs. We don’t want to go back.”

Campaign signs for Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin stand together on the last day of early voting in the Virginia gubernatorial election in Fairfax, Virginia, the United States on October 30, 2021.

Campaign signs for Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin stand together on the last day of early voting in the Virginia gubernatorial election in Fairfax, Virginia, the United States on October 30, 2021.
(Reuters)

McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, and Democrats are scrambling to avert disaster after public polls have shifted in Youngkin’s direction in recent weeks. Youngkin leads McAuliffe by less than a percentage point, according to a RealClear Politics poll average.

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Early in-person voting for Virginia’s governor race ended on Saturday, meaning Virginians will have to vote by mail or go to the polls on election day Tuesday.

Polling stations will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jessica Chasmar of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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