IW, Surry voters back Youngkin for governor

Published 11:46 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Most voters in Isle of Wight and Surry counties — and statewide — chose Republican Glenn Youngkin as their preferred candidate in Virginia’s governor’s race.

According to unofficial results, Youngkin led his Democratic challenger, former governor Terry McAuliffe, with 50.59% of the roughly 3 million gubernatorial votes cast statewide.

Final election results are set to be certified on Nov. 15.

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Youngkin won Isle of Wight with just over 64% of the 18,673 gubernatorial votes cast county-wide, according to unofficial results Isle of Wight County’s Registrar’s Office released. McAuliffe took 35% of the county-wide vote, with Liberation Party candidate Princess Blanding and write-ins each accounting for less than 1% of the total.

Republican Winsome Sears also secured 64% of Isle of Wight’s 18,000-plus votes in the lieutenant governor race, her Democratic challenger, Hala Ayala, having won the remaining 35%. Statewide, Sears received 50.72% of the vote, with Ayala at 49.16% and write-ins accounting for less than 1%.

Republican Attorney General candidate Jason S. Miyares also won 64% of the Isle of Wight vote in the race against incumbent Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. Statewide, Miyares received 50.36% of the vote; Herring, 49.54%. Write-in votes accounted for less than 1% of the statewide and county-wide totals in the attorney general race.

In Surry County, which had backed Democrat Joe Biden over Republican Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, Youngkin’s lead over McAuliffe was smaller than Isle of Wight’s, but still there. Youngkin secured precisely 50% of Surry’s roughly 3,500 gubernatorial votes, with McAuliffe coming in at 49.66%. Blanding and write-in votes each accounted for less than 1% of the total.

Percentages were similar for the lieutenant governor race, with Sears taking just over 50% of the Surry vote to Ayala’s 49.6%, with write-ins accounting for less than 1%. In the attorney general race, however, 50.44% of Surry voters chose Herring, while just over 49% backed Miyares. Write-ins accounted for less than 1% of the total.