Government & Politics

Justices of the United States Supreme Court are set to hear a case from Virginia that could have dramatic consequences for how politicians draw the districts they represent.

Did Republicans illegally pack black voters into a handful of House of Delegates districts in Hampton Roads and Richmond? That’s the case justices of the United States Supreme Court will take up on December 5th.

Virginia legal expert Rich Kelsey says the case could end up being a landmark decision that creates new rules against racial gerrymandering. 

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With President Obama heading out of office soon Virginia Republicans fear he’s preparing a slew of executive orders that could hurt the economy in the Commonwealth.

Election Officials Bracing for Armed Poll Watchers

Oct 27, 2016
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After the campaign headquarters of Jane Dittmar was visited by armed demonstrators recently, election officials across Virginia began asking about what will happen when people show up on Election Day with firearms. 

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When voters head to the polls on Election Day, most will be focused on the presidential race. But every seat in the House of Representatives will be on the ballot too — although you might not have heard much about that. Michael Pope takes us to one of the many congressional districts in Virginia that’s NOT in play this year.

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One congressional race is becoming increasingly more competitive, according to newly released campaign finance numbers. Michael Pope is digging into the numbers in the 5th Congressional District - the seat that stretches from Charlottesville to Southside. 

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