Hundreds of thousands of voters have lined up to polling sites across the US as several states hold gubernatorial and mayoral races ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Experts have suggested that Tuesday’s election results could offer clues into what may come in 2022.With gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey taking place, voters are also lining up at the polls to weigh in on mayoral races in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo and Minneapolis. The race between Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R) is considered one of today’s more contested elections, as many are looking at the race as a preview of the 2022 midterm elections.Follow Sputnik’s Live Feed to Find Out More!New firstOld first04:38 GMT 03.11.2021McAuliffe Refuses to Concede in Virginia Elections Despite 100,000 Vote Gap With YoungkinDemocratic candidate Terry McAuliffe declined to concede defeat in the Virginia gubernatorial race until all the votes are counted – despite the preliminary results suggesting that his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin is winning the race by a 100,000-vote lead.
"We still got a lot of votes to count, we got about 18 percent of the vote out, so we’re gonna continue to count the votes because every single Virginian deserves to have their vote counted", McAuliffe stated.
03:51 GMT 03.11.2021Youngkin Maintains Lead Over McAuliffe in Virginia Election With 95% of Votes Reported02:52 GMT 03.11.202171% Reporting: Republican Jack Ciattarelli Clinches 52% of Vote Against Democrat Phil Murphy in New Jersey Election02:48 GMT 03.11.2021’The People Have Spoken’: Buffalo’s Byron Brown Declares Victory Over India Walton02:46 GMT 03.11.2021Democrat Michelle Wu Takes Boston Mayoral Race, Becomes First Woman & Woman of Color to Lead City02:25 GMT 03.11.2021McAuliffe: ‘We’re Going to Keep Counting Votes Because Every Vote Counts’Steering away from a concession speech, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe addressed his supporters late Tuesday amid a tight race against rival Glenn Youngkin, telling attendees that the fight isn’t over yet.”Every single Virginia deserves to have their vote counted,” he told the crowd. “We’re going to keep counting votes because every vote counts.”02:21 GMT 03.11.2021’Let’s Go Brandon’ Chants Emerge at Youngkin HQ
02:00 GMT 03.11.2021Socialist India Walton Losing Mayoral Bid in Buffalo to Write-In CampBuffalo’s India Walton clinched the mayoral bid in the primaries, but is presently falling behind as incumbent Mayor Byron Brown is running a write-in campaign against the self declared Democratic Socialist.
Walton initially bested Brown in late June after she managed to set the stage to become the city’s first socialist mayor in over 60 years.01:18 GMT 03.11.2021With 71% Reporting: Youngkin Takes 54.3% of Votes, Leading Rival McAuliffe With Over 200,000 Ballots01:14 GMT 03.11.2021Democrat Eric Adams Projected as Winner in New York City Mayoral RaceMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Democrat Eric Adams, a former New York City police captain, has won the New York City mayoral race, Associated Press projected.
The news agency called Adams’ win just 10 minutes after the polls closed.01:12 GMT 03.11.2021Trump Takes Credit for Youngkin Lead in Critical Virginia Election
01:03 GMT 03.11.2021Donald Trump Says ‘All Eyes Are on Fairfax’ Amid Claims Supporters ‘Turning Out Big’ for YoungkinFormer US President Donald Trump joined the fray in Virginia’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday evening, sending out a short press release in the same form as he used to tweet from his now-suspended Twitter account.Trump said “early indications are that MAGA [Make America Great Again] voters are turning out big for Glenn Youngkin [R], let’s see what happens.””All eyes are on Fairfax, why the delay?” he asked, referring to earlier reports that the Northern Virginia county was rescanning 20,000 ballots after encountering errors in the data storage system.
00:59 GMT 03.11.2021Republican Jason Ballard Projected to Win Virginia’s 12th House DistrictWith 36 of 44 precincts reporting about 90 minutes after polls closed on Tuesday, Ballard remained in a clear lead over Democratic incumbent Chris Hurst, receiving 60% of the votes thus far compared to 39.52% for Hurst, according to Virginia’s Department of Elections website.Just hours before polls opened, Hurst was spotted by Virginia police on Monday night tampering with campaign signs in the city of Radford. Police said he was given a ticket for driving with a suspended license.00:44 GMT 03.11.2021Northern Virginia County Rescanning 20,000 Ballots Due to Technical Issue, Official Says
00:06 GMT 03.11.2021Democrat Shontel Brown Projected Winner in House Bid for Ohio’s 11th District
23:19 GMT 02.11.2021New Jersey ACLU Files Suit to Extend Voting Hours After ‘Delays’ & Tech Issues EmergeNew Jersey ACLU Suing to Extend Voting Hours Over ‘Technical Issues’ and ‘Delays’Yesterday, 22:40 GMT23:17 GMT 02.11.2021US President: McAuliffe ‘Going to Win’ in ‘Tight’ ElectionBiden Says Democrat McAuliffe Will Win Virginia Race for GovernorYesterday, 22:10 GMT23:12 GMT 02.11.2021Polls Officially Close in Virginia as McAuliffe Faces Off Against Youngkin