Elections

Technical Difficulties
3:30 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Two Localities Report Problems at the Polls

Virginia’s Department of Elections reports polling problems earlier today in both Virginia Beach and Newport News. Certain precincts had technical difficulties with their Touch Screen Voting Machines.

Some voters say different selections appeared after they made their choice. Election officials say the issues appear to be related to touch screen calibration.

Both localities though say they do have enough working voting machines for voting to continue until the polls close.

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Election 2014
6:40 am
Mon November 3, 2014

2014 Election Spending Down Significantly from 2012

Gillespie and Warner.
Credit CNN

Despite the influx of ads, Virginia’s Senate race hasn’t attracted the outside spending it did in 2012.

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Government & Politics
5:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Predicting US Energy Policy in GOP Senate

What would the nation’s energy policy look like if Republicans capture the Senate this fall? Capitol Hill reporter Matt Laslo caught up with Virginia lawmakers and energy analysts to find out the potential impact on the commonwealth. 

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The People's Debate
1:08 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Warner & Gillespie Face Off

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner and his Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie, squared off  in their final debate of the campaign season. 

Although the two men are vying for the U.S. Senate seat held by Warner, the Virginia General Assembly and ethics questions surrounding the resignation of former state Senator Phillip Puckett were drawn into the debate. 

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Government & Politics
4:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Redrawing Virginia's Congressional Map

Accused of unconstitutional gerrymandering, Virginia's General Assembly was told last week by a federal district court in Richmond that it must redraw its Congressional map next year because too many black voters are “packed” into one majority-minority district. 

But state lawmakers could actually avoid a contentious debate and not address the issue at all during their next session.

 

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