Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum to co-anchor Fox News’ ‘Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown’ on Election Night

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Fox News Channel will air special live coverage of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races and the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday, November 2. 

“The Story” anchor and executive editor Martha MacCallum will kick off special programming at 3 p.m. ET, broadcasting from Virginia to bring Americans the latest news in the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier will join MacCallum at 7 p.m. ET for a one-hour election special, “Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown.”

"The Story" anchor and executive editor Martha .MacCallum will kick off special programming at 3 p.m. ET

An all-star panel including “FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace, senior political analysts Brit Hume and Juan Williams and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich will join Baier and MacCallum to provide expert analysis.

“FOX News @ Night” host Shannon Bream will provide live updates throughout the night using the FOX News Voter Analysis system and “America’s Newsroom” co-host Bill Hemmer will break down the results on his legendary electronic “Bill-board.”

Correspondents Rich Edson and Alexandria Hoff will be on the ground in Virginia with the McAuliffe and Youngkin campaigns. 

Fox News has been the most-watched basic cable network for 36 straight weeks. Americans have flocked to FNC during a jam-packed year for the latest news and analysis on everything from COVID and President Joe Biden’s new administration to the Virginia governor’s race that is often looked at as a national bellwether.

Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier will co-anchor a one-hour election special, "Democracy 2021: Virginia Showdown."

In recent days, McAuliffe has enlisted Biden, former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris and a slew of other liberal household names in hopes he can get the extra boost needed to win the closely watched race, putting a national spotlight on the race in the process.

A Virginia Republican hasn’t won a statewide race in 12 years but polls have shown McAuliffe, who was previously elected governor in 2013, tied with GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin. Biden’s own popularity is on the decline in the state after carrying Virginia comfortably in 2020. 

FOX News Media’s other platforms are all-in on election coverage, too. 

Fox News Digital will feature up-to-the-minute vote results for the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races after polls close, along with constant news and analysis leading up to the elections. will also stream all major Election Day events, including Virginia, New Jersey and New York City elections on its homepage, along with a special Election Day live blog.

Bret Baier’s "All-Star Panel" podcast will release a special episode on November 1 dedicated to previewing the races.

FOX News Radio will present a one-hour special across the affiliate network helmed by correspondent Jared Halpern and a panel of reporters and political analysts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. 

Baier’s “All-Star Panel” podcast will release a special episode on Nov. 1 dedicated to previewing the races.

Fox News’ David Rutz contributed to this report. 

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