Youngkin Wins in Virginia as Republicans Take Major Victories Across US

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Republican Glenn Youngkin wins gubernatorial contest in Virginia, while a number of Republicans won major victories across the US on Tuesday’s election night, and more top stories in conservative politics.

Glenn Youngkin defeats Democrat Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor

In a highly publicized contest, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated incumbent Democrat governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia, taking 51 percent of the vote, according to NBC.

Youngkin is expected to make a number of changes to the governance of the state, including issues related to schools and education, loosening or eliminating mask and vaccine mandates, eliminating the states grocery tax, temporarily suspending an increase to the gas tax, fully funding law enforcement, protecting qualified immunity for officers and “firing the parole board.”

Many speculate that the furor surrounding local issues in Virginia, particularly issues pertaining to education, came to the forefront and may have given Youngkin a much-needed boost, the Blaze reported.

Minneapolis voters reject measure to replace city Police Department with a Department of Public Safety

the voters of the city of Minneapolis have spoken, ending an attempt by the city to defund and replace the Police Department with a Department of Public Safety. Voters rejected the measure 57% to 44%. The measure needed 51% approval to pass. If the measure had succeeded, control of Public Safety would have moved to being divided between the mayor and the City Council, Fox reported.

Senate Republicans will formally disapprove and nullify Biden vaccine mandate on private employees

Over a dozen Senate Republicans will move to formally disapprove and nullify the vaccine mandate placed on private employees by the Biden administration under the Congressional Review Act, which is the process by which Congress can illuminate an executive branch rule, Fox reported. A formal rule on the federal employee vaccine mandate is expected to be released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the coming days.

Republican Jason Miyares defeats incumbent Democrat to become first Latino attorney general in Virginia

In another Republican victory in Virginia, Jason Miyares, an attorney, and current House Republican delegate, ousted the incumbent Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring, marking the third major victory for Republicans in Virginia on Tuesday, Breitbart reported.

Trump-endorsed Mike Carey beats Biden-endorsed Democrat in Ohio special election

Mike Carey (R), a former Army officer and energy executive endorsed by Trump, one of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating the Biden-backed state representative Allison Russo (D), to take the seat of former Rep. Steve Stiver (R-OH) who is stepping down, Breitbart reported.

Poll: Trump leads in hypothetical 2024 Republican primary

A just-released Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll shows 47 percent of registered Republican and independent voters supporting former president Donald Trump as the GOP candidate for 2024, according to an exclusive report by The Hill. Trump had a 37-point margin above his nearest competitor, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), taking second place with 10 percent. In third place was former Vice President Mike Pence who had 9 percent, while 19 percent were unsure.