Republicans have taken a page out of Democrats’ playbook in a critical battleground state, and it appears as though they could be successful, according to a Tuesday report.
Just the News noted that Virginia Republicans have managed to generate a substantial number of early votes in statewide elections that will determine which party controls the state legislature. If they can capture both chambers, that will give GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin a greater ability to turn a once purple state a brighter shade of red.
According to the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), “the share of early in-person votes cast by likely Republicans has increased by more than two percentage points compared to last year based on data available six days before the election,” and the Republicans’ “share of mail votes has increased by nearly four points.”
That said, overall, Democrats are voting at higher numbers early and by mail, the report said.