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Fake voters registered in Hampton

An organization that sought to register new voters in Hampton may be rethinking its incentive package for canvassers. According to this story from the Daily Press, the nonprofit group paid young workers to sign up new voters, but only if ...

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Finances show tight race for GOP AG nomination

John Brownlee, the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, says he’s raised nearly $100,000 a little more than a month after announcing he would run for the Republican nomination for Virginia’s Attorney General in 2009. As WSLS ...

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Amherst candidate accused of campaign sign booby trap

We have noted some of the shenanigans exposed in recent Virginia elections, mostly involving anonymous mudslinging in violation of election laws. In Amherst County, however, the sheriff says things got physical. An unsuccessful candidate for supervisor is accused of putting ...

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Pop songs and political hijinks

Reporters have been busy documenting the shenanigans leading up to yesterday’s municipal elections around Virginia. There was a Roanoke candidate who took out newspaper ads without disclosing his identity. In St. Paul, some people registered to vote even though they ...

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New Albemarle prosecutor fires deputy

Denise Lunsford was elected Albemarle County commonwealth’s attorney last month, beating four-term incumbent Jim Camblos. As she prepares to take office, she has fired the county deputy commonwealth’s attorney, Richard Moore. The Daily Progress reports that Moore, who held the ...

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Still no mixed drinks on Hatteras

Like to spend time at the Outer Banks? You may already know you can’t buy a mixed drink on Hatteras Island. And that isn’t going to change. In yesterday’s elections in North Carolina, Hatteras residents went to the polls to ...

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Two longtime prosecutors defeated

From yesterday’s election results… Two longtime commonwealth’s attorneys, one in Caroline County and the other in Albemarle, were defeated by opponents calling for change. In Caroline, Harvey Latney Jr. has been the top prosecutor for 30 years. But newcomer Tony ...

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