2021 GOP Convention Election Results – Governor
Counting gubernatorial votes….
Round 1 results: Johnson was eliminated and delegates’ next preferences were distributed between Youngkin, Snyder, Chase, Cox, Doran, and de la Peña.
Glenn Youngkin 33% (4,132 votes)
Pete Snyder 26% (3,242
Amanda Chase 21% (2,606)
Kirk Cox 13% (1,694)
de la Peña 6% (805 votes)
Doran <1% (42 votes)
Octavia Johnson <1% (31 votes)
Round 2 results: Peter Doran was eliminated. Based on delegates’ next preference, Doran’s ballots were redistributed.
Round 3 results: de la Peña was eliminated. Based on delegates’ next preference, de la Pena’s ballots were redistributed.
Youngkin 33% (4,149 votes)
Snyder 26% (3,250 votes)
Chase 21% (2,620 votes)
Cox 14% (1,706 votes)
de la Peña 6.61% (830 votes)
Round 4 results: Kirk Cox was eliminated and, based on delegates’ next preference, his ballots were redistributed.
Youngkin: 34.51% (4,333 votes)
Snyder: 27.90% (3,503 votes)
Chase: 22.77% (2,860 votes)
Cox: 14.81% (1,860 votes)
Round 5 results: Amanda Chase was eliminated and, based on delegates’ next preference, her ballots were redistributed.
Youngkin: 42% (4,837 votes)
Snyder: 33% (3,762 votes)
Chase: 25% (2,832 votes)
Round 6 results: Pete Snyder has conceded the race to Glenn Youngkin.
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UPDATE x1: AG candidate Chuck Smith, who lost in Sunday’s vote count to Jason Miyares, has requested a recount.
UPDATE x3: RPV’s response to Chuck Smith’s request for a recount:
Richmond, VA – The Rules of the 2021 Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) State Convention preclude recounts unless the vote margin between the prevailing candidate and the candidate with fewer votes is 1% or less. As evidenced by the results, the margin by which Mr. Smith trailed Del. Miyares is more than three times greater than that threshold, meaning a recount is not permissible under the Rules of the 2021 RPV State Convention.
This process has been conducted fairly and transparently, with the results being checked and validated multiple times to ensure accuracy. Mr. Smith’s campaign was represented by observers in the counting room throughout the count, and they raised no objection to the results at the time they were announced, nor did they voice objection to the tally during any of the three rounds of counting.
“Under the Rules governing this process, Mr. Smith does not qualify for a recount because the contest for Attorney General is significantly outside the 1% margin,” noted RPV Acting General Counsel Lee Goodman. “The Republican Party’s 1% threshold for recounts tracks Virginia state law for general elections. Election results just do not change at that level.”
“I know from experience that it’s never easy to lose a hotly contested race,” said RPV Chairman Rich Anderson. “Trust me, I’ve been there. Having not met the threshold for a recount, I sincerely hope that Chuck will withdraw his request for a recount and unite behind Jason Miyares and the rest of the 2021 Republican ticket. There’s too much at stake to delay a unified effort to restore accountable, conservative government to the people of Virginia.”
UPDATE x4: Statement from Glenn Younkin on winning the Republican nomination….
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Successful business leader and political outsider Glenn Youngkin released the following statement after securing the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia:
“I am prepared to lead, excited to serve and profoundly humbled by the trust the people have placed in me. Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond.
“We will have more to say tomorrow, but for now, let me convey my appreciation to and respect for the other candidates who courageously stepped forward to seek this nomination. Every Republican should be proud that our party inspired such a spirited, diverse and talented field of candidates. I have reached out to all of them and look forward to working together as one team to win in November.
“To the love of my life, my amazing wife of nearly 27 years, Suzanne – I am eternally grateful for your support. It has been incredible to have her, our four children and our extended family alongside me on this journey.
“Lastly, a word of heartfelt thanks to all of the extraordinary people who worked so hard for this win. Your dedication and support means more than you will ever know.
“Now, let’s get to work for our beloved Commonwealth!”