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McQuinn likely to take mayor-elect’s seat in House

Richmond City Councilwoman Delores L. McQuinn won the Democratic nomination to succeed Richmond Mayor-Elect Dwight Clinton Jones on Saturday. McQuinn prevailed over attorney Carlos Brown at a Democratic firehouse primary, 398-82. McQuinn had supported the mayoral bid of Jones, who ...

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Recount players are in place

Let there be no doubt: an election recount is a legal event. As noted on the Democrat Central blog, there are no less than eight lawyers and judges involved in the recount of Tom Perriello’s apparent victory over incumbent Rep. ...

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Presidential elector is W&M law student

A second-year law student will be among the 13 Virginia electors when they gather in Richmond on Dec. 15 to formally vote Virginia for the Obama-Biden ticket.  As noted by the law school at the College of William & Mary, ...

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Va. election officials oppose counting military ballots

State election officials sued by the McCain campaign say Virginia law requires them to ignore any ballots received after Election Day, even though many military voters may not have received absentee ballots in time to be delivered back to registrars ...

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Congressional race still uncertain

According to the numbers, Democrat Tom Perriello now has the slimmest of leads over incumbent Republican Virgil Goode in the back-and-forth vote count battle for Virginia’s 5th congressional seat.  But the numbers differ depending on the source, as reported by ...

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AG candidate calls for early voting in Va.

One of the candidates for next year’s state attorney general election says it’s time for Virginia to adopt early voting. Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick Jr. says Virginia should join the 30 or more states that currently allow unfettered early ...

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Goode now the apparent winner in the 5th

As the dust starts to settle at last in the seesaw battle in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district, Republican incumbent Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. appears to have claimed a narrow victory. How narrow?  The latest vote totals from the State ...

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Did your county/city vote red or blue?

President-elect Barack Obama carried Virginia last night, 52-47 percent; he is the first Democrat to do so since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. How did your city or county vote? Take a look at the handy election widget we posted from ...

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Hold those overseas ballots, judge says

U.S. District Judge Richard L. Williams ordered Virginia officials to protect any overseas ballots arriving after 7 p.m. on Election Day pending the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the McCain campaign. William H. Hurd, a Richmond lawyer representing the ...

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