Despite defeats, GOP lauds Virginia early vote push as template

It’s a strategy Democrats, who won both chambers of the General Assembly, have emphasized for years.
The moon rises over the Virginia state Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Republicans in Virginia this week lauded their campaign urging voters to cast ballots early and by mail in the pivotal legislative elections, despite coming up short in both chambers and even as former President Donald Trump has claimed for years that it leads to fraud.

“Last Tuesday wasn’t the night Republicans had hoped for, but I am confident that our efforts prevented Democrats from making further gains in Virginia,” Max Docksey, political director of the Republican State Leadership Committee, said on a call with reporters Thursday. “And I think Republicans have a blueprint for success heading into the 2024 cycle.”

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