It may be an odd-numbered year, but Tuesday’s elections aren’t sleepy, local contests.
Voters in Virginia are weighing in on a governor’s race that could rattle President Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington.
Polls have shown Republicans in Virginia have a sizable enthusiasm advantage over Democrats, jeopardizing Democrats’ chances of holding onto the governor’s office in a state Biden won by 10 percentage points last year.
In Minneapolis, a city still shaken by George Floyd’s murder will vote on whether to replace its police department with a new department of public safety.
And school board races across the country have become the new battlegrounds for partisan debates over race.