With little fanfare, the State Board of Elections painstakingly waded through the November 5th vote tallies sent in by localities … and certified Democrats Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring as the winners of their statewide electoral contests.
Herring’s certification as Attorney General-elect by the closest statewide margin in the Commonwealth’s modern history is prompting speculation that Republican Mark Obenshain will challenge those results.
The Blacksburg community lost a bright light recently. Virginia Tech Political Science Professor died suddenly at his home earlier this month.
Brians was a witty and energetic teacher who not only kept his students engaged, but also helped public radio listeners better understand the intricacies of electoral politics.
Brians had been a police officer in California, where he grew up, but after a serious back injury on the job forced him to give up police work, he got a PhD in Political Science and came to Blacksburg to teach at Virginia Tech 15 years ago.