Election Day Results and a Few Surprises

Nov 6, 2013

Election Day 2013 is over, but the buzz surrounding several races continues today.

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats Republican Ken Cuccinelli to become Virginia's 72nd Governor. Many were surprised at just how close the numbers were, since pollsters predicted a runaway defeat by McAuliffe. As of this morning, McAuliffe led by 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli's 45.5 percent.

By a razor thin margin, Democrat Mark Herring is holding on to a majority of the vote in the Attorney General race. The latest numbers show Herring ahead of Republican candidate Mark Obenshain by only 541 votes, with only 3 precincts yet to report. A recount is likely.

And in the race for Lieutenant Governor, the largest statewide margin of victory goes to Democratic Senator Ralph Northam, defeating Republican lawyer and minister E.W. Jackson by a margin of 55.5 percent to 45.5 percent.

We'll have more detailed results and information on WVTF and RADIO IQ throughout the day.