Trump tweets about Virginia governor's race: Northam "will allow crime to run rampant"

Ralph Northam (left) and Ed Gillespie

Just as the polls were set to open on Election Day, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to weigh in on the very closely-watched Virginia governor's race. 

Voters will choose between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam, who have been locked in a heated race to succeed Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who cannot seek a second term. The contest is viewed by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump and a possible preview of the 2018 midterm elections. Libertarian Cliff Hyra is also running.

In a series of tweets sent just before 6 a.m., President Trump said Northam “will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia. He’s weak on crime, weak on our GREAT VETS, Anti-Second Amendment….and has been horrible on Virginia economy. Vote @EdWGillespie today!”

The President went on to say that Gillespie “will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA. MS-13 and crime will be gone. Vote today, ASAP!”

The polls will close in Virginia at 7 p.m.  
 

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