Youngkin leads after 5 rounds in Virginia GOP governor race

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Glenn Youngkin is edging closer to becoming Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial nominee but is short of a majority needed to clinch victory. More than 30,000 delegates cast ballots at a convention Saturday. Ballot counting in the governor’s race began Monday. Under the ranked-choice voting system implemented by the party, the votes of the last-place candidate will be redistributed based on whom those delegates designated as their second choice. The process will be repeated until a candidate gains a majority. After the first five rounds, Youngkin held a lead over businessman Pete Snyder. Hard-right candidate Amanda Chase was in third.

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