McAuliffe, a former governor of Virginia, faces Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin. Recent vote shows that the two candidates have stalled among registered voters.
Harris highlighted Virginia’s role in setting the tone for what could develop politically in the rest of the country over the next few years. They are poor and Democrats recently adopted the concept that what is happening in Virginia could offer insight into the major congressional races of 2022.
She repeatedly stressed the importance of strengthening and maintaining democracy in the country, especially by going to the polls and reminding people that “elections are important”.
“The American people will always stand up for the pillars of our democracy,” Harris said. “And we know that no matter how imperfect we are, no matter how flawed, one of the strengths of who we are as a nation is that we always fight for our ideals.”
Unlike President Joe Biden in his speech during the McAuliff campaign on Tuesday, Harris avoided Youngkin’s punches.
At one point in her speech, Harris repeatedly stressed the importance of the governor’s role and the impact they can have on people’s lives, including health care, access to childcare and LGBTQ rights – while repeating the phrase “who the governor matters”.
“The election of Terry McAuliffe will be important,” she said.