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Early voting numbers come in for Virginia Beach as Youngkin campaigns locally

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 23:45:32-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - New numbers on mail-in and early in person voting for Virginia Beach have come in on Monday.

Jeff Marks, the Virginia Beach Electoral Board Chairman said he got new numbers in that are based off what was collected as of Sunday, October 31.

So far in Virginia Beach there have been 15,500 mail-in ballots collected. This number is about one third of what was reported by this time last year for the 2020 election.

Additionally, 37,400 people have cast a ballot by early in person voting on a machine. This is about half of what was reported by this time in 2020.

These numbers come one day before Election Day in Virginia and polls say the race for governor is very close.

Later on Monday, one of the candidates running for governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin held a rally in Virginia Beach.

News 3 interviewed Youngkin about he thinks needs to happen for him to win on Tuesday. "Polls don't win elections. Votes do and so Virginians have really responded well to our message of low taxes, better schools, and safer communities, and the best jobs, and government that works for us," he said. "This is why we see everybody coming together down the stretch. We're really encouraged by the enthusiasm, but we've got to get everybody out to vote."

The Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe was also campaigning in the Richmond area Monday.

"Now you see what's happened I got a big lead in the early voting, but I gotta have a big lead tomorrow on the in-person day. Are you going to deliver that for me?" McAuliffe asked his supporters.

"I need you to drive out the vote tomorrow. Call your boyfriends, girlfriends whatever you got I'm all for it. I just need you to get everybody on the line. Sleep when you're dead. We have got 24 hours to bring this baby home," McAuliffe said.

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