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VPM Daily Newscast: June 21, 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 June 21, 2023:   

Aird ousts Morrissey, Chase defeated as redistricting scrambles Virginia primaries
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Incumbents, challengers and newcomers duked it out Tuesday in a series of primary elections that saw the downfall of two of the Virginia Legislature’s most polarizing figures: state Sens. Joe Morrissey (D–Richmond) and Amanda Chase (R–Chesterfield).

For the first time in recent history — if not the commonwealth’s history — the races took place on maps that weren’t drawn by the politicians running for re-election.

Virginians vote in new districts' primaries
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil and Dawnthea M. Price Lisco

Tuesday’s slight precipitation didn’t prevent primary election voters from casting ballots in Virginia’s first election using newly redrawn districts.

All 140 of the General Assembly’s seats are up for election this year, putting the statehouse — and the direction of the commonwealth’s policies — at stake for the next two years.

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