Election countdown: 5 days

Virginia is a fascinating swing state. It was red from 1968 to 2004, then went blue in the past 3 elections. Even before this recent flip, presidential elections were fairly close in Virginia—almost always single digit margins. There hasn’t been a double digit margin of victory in Virginia since 1988, when Bush beat Dukakis by 20 points. Hillary Clinton won by 5 points, and Biden is currently leading by an average of 11.7 points. If the polls are correct, this would be the biggest margin of victory since 1988, and the biggest for a Democrat since 1944.

In the Senate race, Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Warner is 15 points ahead of Republican challenger Daniel Gade, so it looks like a safe Democratic hold.

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