Tag: voting

Crunching the numbers: Should Ed Gillespie have been favorite all along?

Give credit to the Ed Gillespie team for one thing: getting its voters energized and then to the polls. The comparisons to 2008 and 2012 show that victory was more possible than it even seems today knowing what we know now.


How Election Night will go in Virginia: Can Ed Gillespie shock the world?

If you watch the election returns tonight like you watch a football game, the first quarter of the Mark Warner-Ed Gillespie game might surprise you, when you see Gillespie get on the board with an early touchdown.


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Virginia Beach and Newport News report voting machine calibration issues

The Virginia Department of Elections was notified this morning that both Virginia Beach and Newport News are experiencing technical difficulties with their AccuVote TSX Touch Screen voting machines.


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Today’s African American: Still the minority?

Dr. Whitfield Scott explains why minorities still don’t have the same level of freedom in his new book, A Focus on the African American’s History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free.


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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.


Ken Plum: Your civic duty

A basic tenet of all levels of civic education is that citizens should vote. We are told of the importance of voting in social studies classes, Scouting, and in community groups.


Insult? Defending ACC champ UVA tabbed fourth in preseason conference poll

UVA won the ACC title in 2013-2014, return seven of their top nine scorers and add a heralded freshman class. The writers who cover the ACC see the Cavs the same as they did heading into last season.


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Final week for absentee voting in Virginia

This week marks the countdown to the final days in which Virginia voters may cast an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming November 4, 2014, General Election.


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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.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


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Task force comments on gay marriage ruling

Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of seven federal appeals court decisions striking down marriage bans in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


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Mark Warner, Ed Gillespie take Senate squabble to TV

A new Ed Gillespie TV ad claims that Sen. Mark Warner has “Lost His Way.” Warner, the Democratic incumbent, responds with the “Truth” about Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


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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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Virginia Department of Elections marks National Voter Registration Day

The Virginia Department of Elections is participating in National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers and organizations from all over the Commonwealth will encourage eligible Virginians to register to vote.


Angry white men on the right

I have been thinking about the anger of many white men, and why they’ve lent the force of that anger to the political right.


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Robert Hurt votes no on President Obama’s proposal to train Syrian rebels

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against an amendment that would authorize training and arming Syrian rebels.


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Robert Hurt: We must work together to combat the threat of ISIL

On Wednesday, the President addressed our nation regarding the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


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Robert Hurt votes to allow Americans to keep their healthcare plans

Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3522, the Employee Healthcare Protection Act of 2014, which would allow health insurance plans that were on the group market during the 2013 year be offered through 2018.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.