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Governors and more: What to watch in Tuesday's elections

Election 2021 Maine
Posted at 6:51 AM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 09:51:15-04

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.