Trump tweets support of Gillespie, says Northam will 'allow crime to be rampant' in Va.

President Donald Trump attends a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. President Trump began his two-day Korean peninsula visit Tuesday walking amid weapons of war but voicing optimism for peace. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to weigh in with his thoughts on Virginia's gubernatorial election.

Just minutes before polls opened, Trump voiced his support on social media for Republican candidate Ed Gillespie, while calling Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam "weak on crime, weak on our GREAT VETS, Anti-Second Amendment" and bad for the Virginia economy.

"[Gillespie] will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA. MS-13 and crime will be gone," Trump tweeted. "Vote today, ASAP!"

Gillespie later retweeted this statement from the President.

According to ABC7's John Gonzalez, the economy, immigration and jobs are the main issues involved in the gubernatorial election, in the opinion of 32 percent of Virginia voters.

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia was among those who took issue with Trump's comments on Northam.

The newest Quinnipiac Poll had Northam ahead by nine percent over Gillespie. Polls will be open in Virginia until 7:00 p.m.

Click here for more information on Election Day in Virginia.

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