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Live Blog: Election Day 2016 updates

AFP editor Chris Graham leads our Election Day 2016 live blog with the latest news plus commentary and analysis up and down the ballot.


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“You’ve Been Gerrymandered” will be message at polls on Election Day

“You’ve Been Gerrymandered!” is the message that OneVirginia2021 volunteers from around the state will share with voters on Election Day.


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Voter help on Election Day in Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro

The Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro Democratic Committees are offering the following assistance to voters on Election Day 2016.


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Virginia official issues statement on Election Day security

Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés released the following statement on Election Day security.


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My view: Who I’d vote for on Election Day

We’ve made it a practice here at Augusta Free Press in recent years to forego doing political endorsements, not because we don’t have an opinion on we think should win, because we do, but because we’re not sure of the value of endorsements in this day and age.


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McAuliffe announces $28 million for new voting machines across Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he is including $28 million in his budget to provide new voting machines to precincts across Virginia.


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The country has spoken: Time to change direction on tax extenders

As the post-election lame duck session gets underway, Congress has an excellent opportunity to show that they’ve heard the American people loud and clear by acting on tax extenders.


Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


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Mark Warner: Political damaged goods?

As of Tuesday, about 7 p.m. or so, Mark Warner was still the Democrat with the magic touch in “real Virginia,” the Harvard-educated lawyer who embraced NASCAR, beloved out this way for getting Virginia Tech Hokies football into the ACC.


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Ed Gillespie concedes U.S. Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie has formally conceded the Virginia U.S. Senate race to Democrat Mark Warner, saying in a Friday news conference that a recount, permissible under state law due to the race’s tight margin, would not make a difference.


Inside the Newsroom: What happened on Tuesday?

What happened on Tuesday? This episode of Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham tries to make sense of the 2014 midterms.


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New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.


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Pundits split on midterms: Winds blowing toward Republicans?

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato is forecasting a Republican wave in the 2014 midterm elections on Tuesday.


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ACLU: Lack of photo ID should not prevent you from being able to vote

The ACLU of Virginia is encouraging all registered voters to visit the polls this Election Day (Tuesday, November 4) and cast a ballot, even if they lack photo ID.


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Poll: Republicans looking good in key Senate battleground states

The final polls of the 2014 election season in Arkansas and Kentucky from Public Policy Polling find Republicans in strong positions to win the open Senate seats in those states on Election Day.


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Gap narrowing, but it is enough? New poll has Warner up only seven in Senate race

After leading in polls in the summer by as much as 25 points, Sen Mark Warner is up just seven points on Republican Ed Gillespie in a new poll out Friday from Christopher Newport University.


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ACLU of Virginia to monitor polls on Election Day

The ACLU of Virginia will be monitoring the polls this Election Day to ensure that all Virginians who are registered to vote are able to exercise their right, freely and without hindrance.


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Poll: Millennials favor Warner, Sarvis, with Gillespie distant third in Senate race

Voters ages 18-35 favor incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, with a surprise in who their second choice is: Libertarian Robert Sarvis over Republican Ed Gillespie.


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Saturday is first of two absentee voting days in Virginia

Saturday marks the first of two Saturdays before the November 4 General Election, in which Virginia voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office.


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Voters impacted by new ID laws in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections has received numerous inquiries today regarding a news story that incorrectly stated the number of individuals without a Virginia DMV-issued photo ID.


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September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

The City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle Offices of Voter Registration plans an event to register voters in time for the 2014 midterm elections.


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McAuliffe calls special election for Cantor congressional seat

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed a writ of elections declaring a special election to replace the congressional seat vacated by Representative Eric Cantor for November 4, 2014.


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SAW Region to Host Candidate Forums April 16 and April 23

Election Day for City Council and School Board candidates in Staunton and Waynesboro is May 6. The SAW Region of the Valley Program for Aging Services continues its tradition of hosting local candidate forums.


Opinion: What McAuliffe must do on voting rights restoration

We commend Gov. McDonnell for loosening the Commonwealth’s grip on its felony disenfranchisement law. But we need to do more. We hope that Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will build on that progress by establishing a truly automatic restoration process for all Virginia citizens who have lost those voting rights due to a felony conviction.


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Mark Herring now in lead in attorney general race

Democrat Mark Herring picked up significantly in a review of votes cast in Richmond, and has taken the lead in the still-too-close-to-call Virginia attorney general race. Herring leads Republican Mark Obenshain by 117 votes. Localities are expected to have their numbers in to the State Board of Elections by the close of the day on Tuesday.


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Mark Herring campaign continues to push victory in attorney general race

The State Board of Elections website now has Republican Mark Obenshain with a narrow 17-vote lead over Democrat Mark Herring in the Virginia attorney general race. An unofficial count by Cook Political Report reporter Dave Wasserman has Herring with a 115-vote lead, meanwhile.


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What happens when the Mark Herring-Mark Obenshain race goes to recount?

It’s almost dangerous to say this, but as of this writing, Republican Mark Obenshain has a 681-vote lead over Democrat Mark Herring in the too-close-to-call Virginia attorney general race. And now the focus shifts to the inevitable recount that is to come, even as the candidates jockey for position in the ongoing PR battle.


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Shades of 2005: Mark Herring, Mark Obenshain headed toward recount

Depending on what time you went to bed on Election Night, either Republican Mark Obenshain or Democrat Mark Herring was the winner in the 2013 Virginia attorney general race. For most, it was Obenshain, who had the lead in the counting all night long. If you stayed up into the wee hours, it was Herring, who led by 616 votes in the counting as of 3 a.m.


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Chris Graham: Handicapping the Virginia governor race, other state races

It’s hard, really hard, to imagine Democrat Terry McAuliffe not winning the 2013 Virginia governor’s race, and by a relatively safe margin. McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chair, has a lead of at least six points in every legitimate poll taken of the race in the past week, with two polls putting his lead in the low- to mid-double digits.


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Quinnipiac: Terry McAuliffe with six-point lead in Virginia governor race

The final Quinnipiac University poll of the 2013 election season has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a six-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor race. McAuliffe gets 46 percent in the latest poll, with Cuccinelli at 40 percent and Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 8 percent.


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New Dem TV ad: Cuccinelli ‘happy’ with Tea Party government shutdown

Polls show Virginia voters didn’t like the 16-day federal government shutdown, and that the bulk of those voters blame Republicans for the shutdown. A new Democratic Party of Virginia TV ad, “Happy With It,” will remind voters on Election Day that Republican governor nominee Ken Cuccinelli was, well, happy with it.


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ACLU of Virginia Election Day hotline to help voters with problems at polls

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will offer an election hotline to answer questions from voters who encounter problems at the polls on Election Day. Most problems at the polls arise from a combination of voters not knowing their rights and poll workers not being sufficiently informed about election law.


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New poll: Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Obenshain maintain leads

A new Christopher Newport University poll has Democrats Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam and Republican Mark Obenshain with varying leads in their statewide races. McAuliffe leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45 percent to 38 percent in the governor’s race, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis polling 10 percent.


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PAC ads, website seek to educate Virginians on GOP efforts to block vote

The American Bridge 21st Century PAC is highlighting a law passed by the Republican General Assembly aimed at limiting voter turnout among minorities and lower-income residents.


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Washington Post poll: McAuliffe by 12 in Virginia governor’s race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a 12-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, according to a new Washington Post poll.


Chris Graham: Not surprised by AP’s decision to fire Bob Lewis

Apparently I’m the only one not surprised by the Associated Press move to fire veteran Virginia political reporter Bob Lewis.


Robert Sarvis denied spot in WDBJ governor’s debate

Robert Sarvis is rising in the polls, but his improved showing wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in the Oct. 24 governor’s debate being sponsored by WDBJ in Roanoke.


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Poll: ‘Too conservative’ Cuccinelli trails McAuliffe by eight

Nearly half of Virginia voters label Ken Cuccinelli “too conservative,” one possible reason the Republican is trailing big in the Virginia governor’s race.


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House GOP continues offensive against extended voting measures

With memories of long poll lines still fresh in the minds of many Virginia voters, House Republicans blocked an attempt to make voting more accessible by opposing legislation to extend polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Campaign Finance subcommittee Wednesday evening.


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Party-line Senate committee vote kills no-excuse absentee voting bill

Senate Republicans voted Tuesday against State Sen. Janet Howell’s proposal to allow no-excuse absentee voting in Virginia. Senate Bill 702 was defeated along party lines in the Privileges and Elections Committee on a vote of 8-7.