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“I can’t promise you I won’t concede,” Youngkin says when pressed by an attendee at a recent event

Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin was recently pushed by an attendee at an event to answer if he would concede the race in November if the results show he lost.

“Can I get a promise that you will never concede because you are going to win the election? You are going to win it. But it may not be shown that way,” the questioner said at the event last week. Youngkin made no such promise in his response. 

“I believe we’re going to get 50%-plus in order to win. And I believe we’re going to find ourselves with the ability to look forward and actually move Virginia to a great place. I can’t promise you I won’t concede, because I’m going to actually do what’s best for Virginia.” Youngkin said in response.

The question for Youngkin comes after Republicans continue to be undecided on whether to accept the results of the 2020 election. Youngkin has stated multiple times that Biden is the legitimate president, but he also recently spoke at an election integrity event where there was no press allowed. His campaign said the nominee would be discussing voter ID laws.

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Unruly crowd causes Spotsylvania School Board meeting to adjourn after 13 minutes – Free Lance-Star

By AdeleUphaus

Monday evening’s meeting of the Spotsylvania County School Board ended after 13 minutes with no business conducted when the audience became unruly.

Chairwoman Dawn Shelley told the crowd multiple times that they were out of order. Members of the audience yelled back, “You’re out of order.”

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Virginia lawmakers say their law was not intended to mandate masks, contradicting Northam’s order – Washington Post

By Karina Elwood

As students prepared to head back to the classroom in Virginia, two state senators sent a letter to school officials saying districts are allowed to make their own decisions about pandemic safety guidelines. The letter came a week after the state implemented an indoor mask mandate for schools.

Sens. Siobhan S. Dunnavant (R-Henrico) and Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) sent the letter on Aug. 18 to superintendents and school boards, arguing that a law the two had sponsored earlier this year on the return to in-person learning had been misrepresented by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to implement a mask mandate.

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