October 1, 2022 5:30 am
Glenn Youngkin deems election security ‘democracy issue’

Glenn Youngkin deems election security ‘democracy issue’


Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin made a pitch for strengthening election integrity in the state but did not make claims that voter fraud was a major issue.

Mr. advocated voter IDs in his campaign for governor. Terry McAuliffe , was the Democratic nominee. The debate took place at Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia.

I don’t believe there was significant fraud in Virginia’s elections, but this is a democracy topic we’re discussing, and not a Republican or Democrat issue,” Mr. Youngkin stated.

The candidate said that he acknowledged President Biden winning the 2020 election multiple times and indicated that he would invest in state elections in a manner similar to what Florida did following the controversial 2000 Presidential election.

That’s the type of investment that I’ll make as governor,” Mr. Youngkin stated. “I will invest in updating our voter rolls. I will ask everyone to come to the polls with a photo ID .”

Mr. Youngkin ,, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. He also denied that Democrats would try to cheat their way to victory in November’s election.

“I believe we’re going have a clean and fair election that you can win,” he stated.

Mr. Youngkin slightly trails Mr. McAuliffe, according to a new 8News/Emerson College poll that came out Thursday ahead of the debate.

The poll had Mr. McAuliffe with 49% of voter support compared to Mr. Youngkin’s 45%. The poll surveyed 778 likely Virginia voters between Sept. 13-14 and had an error margin of 3.4 percentage points.

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