UPDATE: VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RACE=> Race Called — Northam(D) Beats Gillespie(R)

The Virginia governor’s race to replace Democrat Terry McAuliffe was held today.
Polls closed at 7 PM Eastern.

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Ed Gillespie versus Ralph Northam

The New York Times breaks down the race: For Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democrat, one critical challenge is mobilizing black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters in a few population centers: the suburbs of Northern Virginia, the coastal Hampton Roads area and the city of Richmond and its surroundings. His Republican rival, Ed Gillespie, needs to deliver strong turnout across rural parts of the state, while avoiding a blowout in Northern Virginia.

** Live Results here.

UPDATE: With 5% reporting Gillespie is up 51% to 48%

UPDATE: With 10% Precincts reporting:

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT. 
Ed Gillespie Republican 120,333 49.9%
Ralph Northam Democrat 118,356 49.0

UPDATE: With 22% Precincts reporting:

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT. 
Ralph Northam Democrat 266,519 51.0%
Ed Gillespie Republican 250,677 47.9

UPDATE: With 26% Precincts reporting — Northam holds a slight lead:

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT. 
Ralph Northam Democrat 311,331 49.6%
Ed Gillespie Republican 309,232 49.2

UPDATE: With 30% reporting Ed Gillespie takes the lead!

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
Ed Gillespie Republican 351,566 49.6%
Ralph Northam Democrat 349,411 49.3

UPDATE: With 39% reporting Ralph Northam takes the lead!

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
Ralph Northam Democrat 466,551 50.4%
Ed Gillespie Republican 449,867 48.6

UPDATE: With 48% reporting Ralph Northam leads by 2.5%

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
Ralph Northam Democrat 586,031 50.7%
Ed Gillespie Republican 557,309 48.2

UPDATE: FOX News just projected Ralph Northam as winner in Virginia.

Ed Gillespie did not campaign with Donald Trump once.
Tonight he lost.
And GOP elites will blame Trump.

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