Voters in Virginia’s statewide election on November 2 clearly demonstrated their displeasure with the current administration in Richmond and its policies’ effects on our schools. Top of the list were the mandatory accommodation of transgender students in bathrooms and other gender-specific locations, and critical race theory inclusion in school curricula.
Parents in Loudoun County attended school board meetings to decry what was happening with their kids in school and were met with opposition even from Washington when the FBI were sicced on the dissidents. True patriots, brave parents started a revolt that became a ground swell when the sexual assaults by a transgender student last spring came to light only a few weeks before the election.
Furthermore, in the final gubernatorial debate, McAuliffe showed his hand with his infamous declaration that parents have no right to determine what their children are taught in school. Voter-wise, that nail sealed his casket.
Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares were swept into the top executive offices, while the House of Delegates majority moved to the Republican side of the aisle. It remains for them to deliver the promised goods once they’re sworn into office in January.
Just because they won this election, conservatives cannot rest on their oars. The margin was slim and based on a fulminating education issue that had voters steaming. Virginia was a bellwether for elections to be held in 2022 and 2024, but we cannot assume the Left will automatically be defeated based on the current victory.
It’s an accepted truism that the 2020 election and COVID changed forever how our voting process will go as a nation. Early voting and mail-in ballots are here to stay and must be figured into strategies that gain and maintain a conservative majority for the sake of our state and our nation!
A look at the state voting patterns in 2021 suggests that the Left relies on mail-in ballots to swell their totals, as was also apparent in the 2020 Federal election. It is much easier to allow voter fraud using mail-in ballots.
That said, ballots are counted through the Friday following election day if they meet accepted criteria. Following is a summary of additional mail ballots by locality. It is obvious that Fairfax County overwhelmingly led with 8,596. Henrico County was second with 2,234 followed by Loudoun with 2,239 ballots. In each instance, McAuliffe had more than 70% of the ballots, while Youngkin had under 30%.
Nearly every voting location in the state had mail-in ballots to be counted following the Tuesday victory, but Fairfax, Henrico and Loudoun counties tallied the majority. Thus, the places to monitor closely in future elections are Northern Virginia and Richmond environs. Conservatives particularly need to be on their game in those localities to maintain election integrity in elections during 2022 and 2024.
For more on the results of the Governor’s race, see Election Results, Governor (vpap.org).
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance