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VPM Daily Newscast: November 3, 2021

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.           

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, November 3, 2021: 

  • Republican Glenn Youngkin has been elected Virginia’s first Republican governor in almost a decade. He edged out Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a state President Biden won by ten points. Ben Paviour has more. 

  • With rain jackets zipped up, voters at the North Courthouse Library in Chesterfield County made quick dashes from their cars to cast their ballots yesterday. Issues ranging from the pandemic to the economy were on some of their minds. 

  • While elections officials say voting has mostly gone smoothly yesterday, there were a few hiccups. As Patrick Larsen reports, some polling places had shortages on ballots which could delay results. 

  • In a referendum vote, Richmonders are deciding whether or not to approve building a resort casino in the city’s Southside. At last check, with 71 out of 72 precincts polling around 11 p.m. Tuesday, more than 39,000 Richmonders said “no” to building a casino in the city, while over 37,000 said “yes” to the proposal. VPM's Angie Miles spoke with Richmond City Reporter Meg Schiffres, who has been covering the referendum, about the potential impacts of the proposed project.