Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 elections in Virginia

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Sun. February 3, 2019

-
These aren't special elections, like the one in Alabama last year, or off-year elections, like the ones in Virginia in November, but they are the first time ... "The Texas primary election offers the latest, and perhaps strongest evidence to date of an impending Democratic wave that could reach much further into ...
There are places like West Virginia, where Republicans dominate in presidential elections but where the right kind of Democrat can take advantage of the state's latent Democratic tradition. Conor Lamb might be doing so in the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District, which adjoins West Virginia and ...

polling station When we talk about odds, no one would have thought that the odds of the Democrats almost retaking the state legislature in Virginia were too high. It was an election that saw 15 seats gained on the Democratic side and 15 lost on the Republican. If not for the tie-breaking results made during ...
WASHINGTON — Several officials at the Virginia Department of Elections and in the City of Fredericksburg were confused about how Virginia's district lines were defined in the years leading up to the 2017 election, according to documents obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act.
Dominion Energy, the utility monopoly in Virginia, suffered a rare loss on the floor of the state House of Delegates late Monday night, when their ability to double-charge ratepayers for infrastructure improvements was stripped out of a controversial bill. The bill, which sailed through the Senate and is ...
They were listening attentively. But did Arlington Republicans absorb the message that was being relayed, or do the results of the November 2017 election still have the party's rank-and-file looking for answers? David Poole, who heads the non-partisan Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), attended the ...

The focus in the underlying lawsuit was on 11 districts that One Virginia 2021, a bipartisan fair elections group, claims are unwieldy and fail to comport with the notion of compactness enshrined in the state constitution. While a Richmond Circuit Court expressed sympathy for Virginia 2021's argument, the ...
The progressive group NextGen Virginia used Freedom of Information Act requests to get cellphone numbers from college students at public colleges across the state. With that information, the group sent mass text messages about voter registration, urging college students to vote in last year's election.
polling station When we talk about odds, no one would have thought that the odds of the Democrats almost retaking the state legislature in Virginia were too high. It was an election that saw 15 seats gained on the Democratic side and 15 lost on the Republican. If not for the tie-breaking results made during ...
WASHINGTON — Several officials at the Virginia Department of Elections and in the City of Fredericksburg were confused about how Virginia's district lines were defined in the years leading up to the 2017 election, according to documents obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act.
Northam never took it back, but in the general election he pledged to stand up to Trump when necessary but to work with him when that would be good for Virginia. Gillespie, an establishment figure who'd kept Trump at arm's length while adopting some of the president's rhetoric on illegal immigration, ...
The Privileges and Elections Committee is the oldest in the nearly 400-year history of the Virginia General Assembly. It's hard to believe that I have ... Terry McAuliffe's administration, I introduced eight pieces of legislation to make our election process more accessible and efficient. An interim joint committee ...
Virginia Foxx filed for re-election to her Fifth Congressional District seat on Tuesday, and a fifth candidate for Forsyth County sheriff signed up to run, during the ... Schatzman has fared more easily against Democrats in the general election, usually getting about 60 percent of the vote, although the incumbent ...
Dominion Energy, the utility monopoly in Virginia, suffered a rare loss on the floor of the state House of Delegates late Monday night, when their ability to double-charge ratepayers for infrastructure improvements was stripped out of a controversial bill. The bill, which sailed through the Senate and is ...
“For-profit corporations don't give money without an expectation of a return; Virginians understand this,” Josh Stanfield, Activate Virginia's executive ... swayed 74 candidates for the House of Delegates and two candidates for lieutenant governor to take a similar pledge ahead of the 2017 elections, and 13 ...
The big regular off-year elections in New Jersey and Virginia were Democratic routs by any measure, and produced new excuses for failure: Trump blamed Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie for not running a cookie-cutter campaign based on his own, and Republicans could blame the New ...
Past election totals have been adjusted for inflation based on 2017 dollar value. Note: Dollar amounts represent total money raised by all candidates who appeared on the November ballot during the year of election. Sources: Campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections and The ...

For the election-obsessed among us, the two months of turbulence that followed last November's elections for Virginia's House of Delegates would be hard to top for its riveting back-and-forth legal drama and fingernail-biting suspense. Now, as the nation heads into midterm elections on which might hinge ...
RICHMOND, VA - JANUARY 04: Virginia House of Delegates candidate Shelly Simonds (R) (D-VA), accompanied by her daughter Georgia Danehy (L) and husband Paul Danehy (R) attends a meeting of the Virginia State Board of Elections January 4, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. Simonds and Republican ...
Piper has been leading Virginia's ethics panel, but previously worked in elections administration in Virginia and D.C.). Del. Mark Sickles suggested that the change could be sent to the special joint committee Republican leaders announced Thursday. It will study any significant election changes that could ...
Chris Piper has been named commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections in the Northam administration. Piper is the former executive director of the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council and more recently served as deputy director of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization ...
Several Democratic-sponsored bills to tweak election law in response to the tied 94th House District race in Newport News failed in a House subcommittee Thursday morning. Among the failed bills were proposals to hold runoff elections to break ties instead of random drawings and legislation to limit when ...
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe reportedly cast a vote in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, but did not vote in the general election. CNN reported that the 2016 presidential election was the first time McCabe did not vote in a Virginia general election since 2007. The report comes after it was ...
The process of determining elections “by lot” dates back to the 1700s. On Wednesday, a lawmaker from the neighboring 95th District called for that process to be changed. Del. Marcia Price (D-Newport News) rolled out a bill that would require a new election when a recount results in a tie, like it did in HD94 ...
Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, confirmed he will seek re-election, quelling his party's fears that if he retired a Republican could win his seat. ... I know I can bridge the political divide and put the days of division behind us,” Manchin said in a statement announcing he filed for re-election Wednesday.
(CNN) FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe did not vote in the 2016 presidential general election, but did vote in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, according to two Virginia campaign consultants -- one Republican, one Democratic -- with access to the Virginia campaign participation rolls.
Tied elections have been determined by lot since 1785. But the one that happened in 2017 should be the last, says Delegate Marcia Price, a Democrat from Newport News. She has a bill that would require a runoff. “This special election would allow for the decision to lie not with luck and not with elected ...
“This special election would allow for the decision to lie, not with luck and not with elected leaders, but with the people,” Price said at a news ... blue, handcrafted bowl on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Elections board Chairman James Alcorn drew a canister from the bowl and declared Yancey ...
... comes after a tenure that included Virginia's transition to electronic voter registration and absentee ballot requests, but that also included the crash of the registration system at the deadline to register for the 2016 presidential race and a series of concerns raised after the 2017 House of Delegates election.
The drawing drew a large, if lopsided, crowd to the Virginia elections board meeting. ... The race between Yancey, a three-term incumbent, and Simonds has bounced back and forth since the November election, when Virginia Democrats — fueled by voter anger directed at Republican President Donald ...
“If a special election were to occur, we would have a problem,” then-Fredericksburg Registrar Juanita Pitchford wrote to the state Board of Elections in March 2016. “If you look at the Legislative District Maps on the [General Assembly] website, those maps clearly show the splits, but that is in contradiction to ...
Simonds filed a court challenge to the tie earlier this week, prompting the elections board to postpone the drawing. The result of the election will have a major impact on the Virginia House of Delegates, which is currently Republican-controlled, 51-49. If Simonds wins the election, the chamber will be evenly ...
James Alcorn, chairman of Virginia's State Board of Elections, said in a series of tweets that drawing names "is an action of last resort." "Any substantive concerns regarding the election or recount should be resolved before a random drawing is conducted," he wrote. The race between Simonds and ...
The Virginia elections board plans to hold a random drawing next week to break a tie in a state House race that could swing partisan control of the chamber. Virginia Board of Elections Chairman James Alcorn said on Twitter Thursday that the board will met Dec. 27 to break the tie. A three-judge panel ...
The nail-biting race for control of Virginia's state House continued Wednesday as a panel of election judges declared that a razor-thin ballot recount that Democrats had celebrated as a win was, in fact, a tie. Now it appears ... In a tie, Virginia law requires the state Board of Elections to draw the winner by lot.
As a star of Virginia's 2017 elections, all cameras seemed to be on Del. Danica Roem, D-Prince William, earlier this year when she made history as the first transgender lawmaker sworn in to the General Assembly. When the focus turned to the arduous work of taking up the 1,610 bills filed in the House of ...
WASHINGTON — Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday approved a series of election law changes, some of which are specifically tied to the drama ... The bill would also remove the governor's power to appoint the Commissioner of Elections, and instead give that responsibility to the new larger State ...
The names of Democrat Shelly Simonds and Republican incumbent Del. David Yancey are displayed along with film canisters before a random drawing by the Virginia Department of Elections to determine the winner of the 94th House of Delegates District Seat after a recount of the Nov. 7 election left the ...
In the latest chapter in an unusual and drawn-out process to decide a winner in a statehouse race, Virginia is conducting a drawing Thursday to determine the result of last month's election recount. The Control of the Virginia House of Delegates appears likely to come down to the result of that drawing.
Rather, over the course of his non-renewable four-year term, this stirred a Democratic base that would be properly riled by Mr Trump, who carried every state in the Old Confederacy except its least Southern: suburban-dominated Virginia. As the election enters overtime, tying up the Virginia elections ...
Sundberg called it “absurd” to dismiss the incorrect district assignments as run-of-the-mill election errors and said the Cole campaign would fight to make sure voters' voices are heard. “It really brings into question how good are elections in Virginia if this is something that is acceptable,” he said. He said ...
James B. Alcorn, at right, chairman of The Virginia State Board of Elections certifies the results in the contested 28th and 88th House of Delegates Districts ... Cole lost to Republican Bob Thomas by 82 votes in the Fredericksburg-area 28th District race, where election officials say some voters were given the ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Virginia who conceded to his Democratic challenger on election night has asked for a recount. The Richmond ... According to totals certified by the State Board of Elections, Adams won by 336 votes out of more than 39,000 cast. The district covers parts ...
In a wide-ranging interview with The Hill, to air on this week's episode of the Power Politics podcast, McCarthy said last month's elections in Virginia — where Democrats outperformed expectations to win the governorship and nearly captured control of the state House of Delegates — had gotten his ...
Well, the best way is to perform a postmortem on the political campaign in Virginia, which offers a revealing — and possibly predictive — insight into upcoming elections. The takeaway message flashes like a blinking, neon sign: black votes matter. But it takes work to earn those votes. Candidates can't just ...
President Donald Trump's fiercest foes in Silicon Valley are feeling emboldened after a series of election wins in Virginia — and they're angling to supercharge their efforts to aid Democrats in time for the next round in 2018. More than 2,800 miles away from the Bay Area, a coterie of Trump-hating tech ...
The Virginia State Board of Elections certifies the results in the contested 28th and 88th House of Delegates Districts elections, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in ... If none of the recounts or other election challenges change any results, Republicans would control the House of Delegates 51-49. The recounts are ...
Congress will question Virginia's top elections official Wednesday about a decision he made weeks before this year's election to prevent votes from being hacked. Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortes recommended removing all touchscreen voting machines and using paper ...
More bad ballots may have been cast in Va. ... The Department of Elections investigation into the number of voters wrongly assigned to the 28th and neighboring districts has wrapped up for now, ... Cole is expected to file for a recount and could also ask the House of Delegates to order a new election.
The Latino Victory Fund commissioned the hard-hitting ad in order to inspire Virginia residents, especially Latinos, to vote for gubernatorial ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

    usa
     states
      virginia
       politics
         elections
           2006 us senate