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5:03 p.m. ET, November 7, 2023

Management of each chambers of the Virginia legislature is up for grabs. Here is what’s at stake

The Virginia Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.

Steve Helber/AP

Whereas there are not any statewide races on the poll in Virginia, each legislator within the commonwealth is up for reelection.

Abortion has been a significant problem within the campaigns, as Democrats pitch themselves because the final protection towards the 15-week abortion ban Youngkin has promoted.

Throughout the 2020 election, Virginia voters accepted a redistricting reform which created a fee made up of each residents and politicians. Nonetheless, the fee stalemated and the state Supreme Court docket drew maps as an alternative. These maps didn’t take incumbency into consideration, so many sitting members of the legislature ended up in unfamiliar districts or paired with their colleagues.

The aggressive races in Virginia will largely happen in three most important areas of the state: The outer Washington, DC, suburbs like Fredericksburg, Prince William, Loudon and Stafford Counties, the suburbs of Richmond in Henrico County and the Hampton Roads area within the southeastern a part of the state. 

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