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VPM Daily Newscast: May 16, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of May 16, 2023:   

Virginia 'in talks with other states' for alternative to bipartisan voter collab ERIC

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Susan Beals, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s top elections official, hasn’t announced a plan to replace the national, bipartisan system ERIC ahead of this year’s legislative races.

But in an email Monday, Virginia Department of Election spokesperson Andrea Gaines said, “Virginia has been participating in talks with other states for several months about creating new state to state data-sharing relationships for the purpose of identifying potential double voters.”

Gaines declined to answer questions about what other states are involved in discussions, how the new system might operate and why it would be more reputable than the Electronic Registration Information Center.

Congressional staffers attacked at Gerry Connolly's Fairfax office

Reported by The Associated Press

In a statement posted on Twitter, Connolly said the man entered his district office Monday morning and asked for him before “committing an act of violence” against two staff members.

“The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff's accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating,” the Democrat said.

Fairfax City Police said it has a suspect in custody and two people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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