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‘It is a big deal:’ Why Virginia’s state elections matter

Virginia’s off-season election cycle is up and running with early voting starting on September 22. The previous election in the Commonwealth ushered in a new era of state politics — turning Virginia from blue to purple. But since the election of Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin in 2021, a lot has changed like the fall of Roe v. Wade. To better understand the 2023 election and its local and national implications, we bring in WTOP reporter Nick Iannelli. He’s been covering the Youngkin administration from day one and Virginia politics more broadly. Nick tells us the state of play and what he expects on election day.

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