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Election advocacy for mentally ill raises questions

People with disabilities have a heightened interest in selecting the candidates who will govern the programs that the disabled depend on.  Nevertheless, some advocates say that one class of disabled people — those with mental disabilities — are too often ...

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Appointed prosecutor tosses Gloucester charges

A special prosecutor appointed to handle grand jury charges of official misconduct by four members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors decided to drop the entire case.   On the motion of Assistant Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Catherine Dodson, Substitute ...

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McDonnell says military votes should count

Trust us, you don’t want to know the details, although we have the opinion of Attorney General Bob McDonnell on the interplay of state and federal election laws as they pertain to overseas military voters. The bottom line: Federal law ...

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NAACP asks for federal takeover of Va. election

The Virginia NAACP has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Richmond demanding that the federal government be put in charge of the Nov. 4 election in Virginia. The complaint, naming Gov. Kaine as a defendant, alleges that the state ...

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Virginia enjoys attention from candidates

With the commonwealth’s 13 electoral votes up for grabs this year, Virginia voters don’t have to watch the campaign from afar, as in years past.  Barack Obama turned the Roanoke Civic Center into a tent revival today for about 6,500 ...

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Candidates bring commerce

While the candidates work for votes in Virginia, caravans of vendors follow the candidates, selling a vast array of campaign paraphernalia.  Dozens of vendors outside the Barack Obama rally in Roanoke today offered everything from stickers and buttons to “Obama ...

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Beach gives candidate its seal of disapproval

A candidate for mayor of Virginia Beach is under fire for using a slightly modified version of the city seal on his campaign literature.  The city clerk sent an e-mail to the campaign office of Scott Taylor: “The Virginia Beach ...

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William & Mary contributes to election law site

With thousands of new voters adding their names to the voter rolls across the country, it’s not hard to imagine a few election law disputes blooming on election day and afterward.  When judges look for legal authority on how to ...

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Cranwell ponders lt. governor bid

Former Del. C. Richard Cranwell is considering a run for Virginia lieutenant governor, he confirmed today. Cranwell (left), chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, said he is only “mulling around the possiblity” and preferred to avoid any public mention ...

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