Political and Legislative

Control of Virginia’s State Legislature is on the Ballot in Today’s Election

The Virginia state Legislature is on the ballot Tuesday, and the outcome could be decisive for abortion rights and offer a bellwether for President Biden in the battleground state. 

All 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly are on the ballot Nov. 7 in the first election since a new electoral map was approved by the state’s Supreme Court in Dec. 2021. The redistricting measures prompted many incumbents to either resign or retire. Some faced primary challengers, opening the door to new recruits for both parties. 

Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the House of Delegates. Democrats currently hold the majority in the Senate, 22-17, with one seat vacated by a Republican. 

Read the source article at CBS News

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