Republicans won big on election night in Virginia for the first time since 2019. The party took back major positions including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
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Republicans continue to move towards total control of the state government, with newly-elected Winsome Sears becoming the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor and the first woman of color to hold statewide office.
Major state-wide races are too close to call in Virginia has Republicans hold leads in the elections for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people since its days as a colony. In modern times, the state is second only to Texas in the number of executions it has carried out, with 113 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.