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Biden Botches Virginia Election History

Posted on AllSides November 5th, 2021
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Seeking to deflect the significance of Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s loss in the Virginia governor’s race to Republican Glenn Youngkin, President Joe Biden wrongly claimed that “no governor in Virginia has ever won when … he or she is the same party as the sitting president.”

In fact, McAuliffe, himself, was elected governor of Virginia in 2013, when Democrat Barack Obama was president (and Biden was vice president). In that race, McAuliffe edged out then-Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

And while it has been rare, there are other instances as well. In 1969, when...

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