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The gubernatorial race in Virginia was understood to be a preview of the 2022 midterms, and/or a referendum on the Biden administration and other liberal policies. But on Monday, the eve of Election Day, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News seemed to hint that they had little to no confidence in Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s ability to beat out Republican Glenn Youngkin since all three ignored the race entirely.
Instead of covering the most closely watched race of the cycle that could show a massive come-from-behind upset from Youngkin, ABC hyped Queen Elizabeth's call to action on climate change, CBS spent almost 3 minutes (2:50) on Huma Abedine's new book published by a CBSViacom company, and NBC gushed about a food truck in Austin, Texas for almost 2 minutes (1:57).
In stark contrast to NBC anchor Lester Holt, who was on the ground in Austin, Fox News Channel Special Report anchor Bret Baier was on the ground in Leesburg, Virginia to highlight the important race.