Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (left) gets a hug from a supporter after voting in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday. His wife, Pam, is at right. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (left) gets a hug from a supporter after voting in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday. His wife, Pam, is at right. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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