Control of Virginia legislature on a razor’s edge

Polls show the fights for the nearly evenly split chambers will be close.
The Virginia state Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Recent polls and the limited number of tossup seats underscore that control of the Virginia General Assembly will likely be determined by a small number of voters in next week’s elections.

Democrats hold 22 of 40 seats in the Senate, while Republicans currently control 51 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates. A few seats flipping could mean a change in partisan control in either chamber, altering the trajectory of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) final two years in office.

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