Virginia GOP embraces early, absentee voting

A coordinated effort is being led by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s PAC to help hold the state House and flip the Senate.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks to members of the press inside the Rotunda of the state Capitol building on Feb. 25, 2023, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/John C. Clark, File)

With a razor-thin margin separating control of the Virginia legislature, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) and the state GOP launched a program to encourage supporters to vote early, a departure from the suspicion cast on the practice by party officials after former President Donald Trump’s 2020 loss.

“To take us to the next level, I need your early vote this year,” Younkin said in a video announcing Secure Your Vote Virginia.

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