Early individual voting in Virginia’s gubernatorial race kicks off in a week
The Republican National Committee is pushing hard in the Virginia governor’s race in an effort to prevent Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe from winning, telling Granthshala News it has already approached 5 million voters.
With only 10 days left in the November 2 general election, the RNC told Granthshala News it would launch a “National Weekend of Action” — targeting the Virginia gubernatorial race.
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The GOP committee said it would influence McAuliffe’s campaign programs later this week, beginning with a rally by former President Barack Obama at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The RNC plans to include a mobile billboard that will feature graphics criticizing the former Virginia governor’s stance on parental involvement in the educational system.
McAuliffe found herself in hot water with conservatives after her second and final debate last month, when she said parents should not be directly involved in the school curriculum.
“I don’t think parents should tell schools what they should teach,” he said.
McAuliffe said, “I wouldn’t let the parents come into the schools and actually pull out the books and make my own decisions.” “I stopped the bill.”
His statement was in response to Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, who reprimanded McAuliffe for vetoing a bill that would require parents’ knowledge of all books available to students in school libraries.
RNC targets McAuliffe for controversial comments about children’s education as governor’s race heats up
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The group will also send a mobile billboard to McAuliffe’s rally in Charlottesville on Sunday where they will be supported by Dave Matthews, Stacey Abrams and Jamie Harrison at the Ting Pavilion.
“Through our unprecedented and unmatched investment in our Virginia Victory Program, the Republican National Committee is committed to ensuring a Republican victory this November,” said RNC President Rona McDaniel. “Virgin is more excited than ever to elect a new, principled leadership for the Commonwealth.”
The group said the RNC Virginia Victory team will do door canvassing, use phone banks, and host Republican Leadership Initiative training and neighborhood team meetings.
Early voting has begun in Virginia, with mail-in ballots and in-person voting allowed until October 30.
If Virginians do not vote by the 30th, they will have to wait until Election Day to vote in person.
Mail-in ballots will be accepted until November 5, as long as they are postmarked by November 2 and received before 5 p.m. on the Friday after voting closes.