State Government

Meeting of the Minds
4:43 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor & Governor-Elect Do Lunch

As contentious as the Virginia gubernatorial race was, the current governor and governor- elect seem to be getting along quite well. 

But both Governor McDonnell and Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe said during a Thursday briefing that although they do have some differences, they've agreed that those differences don't matter much right now. 

They said the goal is to bring Virginians—especially the legislature—together.

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Government & Politics
11:17 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor Elect: First Order of Business

Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe says his first order of business after a very contentious campaign is to call lawmakers on the other side of the political aisle.

The Democrat says his goal during his term in office is to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth and build the economy, which can't be done without a bipartisan effort.

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Key Issue
5:15 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Minority Vote: VA's Latino & Asian Population

Xavier Medina Vidal/Virginia Tech

Campaign communication about immigration reform has an effect on voters from a variety of backgrounds.  That’s part of the analysis of an exit poll conducted statewide after this week’s vote in Virginia.

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Election Day 2013
7:12 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Election Day Results and a Few Surprises

Credit washingtonpost.com

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

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.

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Issues at the Polls
4:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Election Day Hotline

The ACLU of Virginia has once again set up an election day hotline for voters who experience problems at the polls.

The organization will also respond to questions and provide information to voters should they need to cast a provisional ballot or if their votes are being challenged for some reason. 

The state ACLU says it’s also prepared to advocate on behalf of voters whose rights have been abridged.

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