Three Democratic women won seats previously held by Republicans on Tuesday, and two political experts said those results say a lot about where the parties, and Virginia, are going.
Voters in Virginia will choose a U.S. senator and representatives in the U.S. House when they go to the polls on Nov. 6. Also in the D.C. area, two candidates are vying for a seat on the Arlington County Board. Here’s a look at the candidates and races in the WTOP listening area.
In Northern Virginia, the most closely watched congressional primary is in the 10th Congressional District. Six Democrats are vying for the opportunity to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock in November. She faces a Republican primary challenge from Shak Hill.
The Fredericksburg-area voters who had sued for an election do-over after dozens voted in the wrong House of Delegates races Nov. 7 have dropped their lawsuit. In the 28th District, Republican Bob Thomas beat Joshua Cole by 73 votes.
A federal appeals court denied Fredericksburg-area voters’ request to block Republican Bob Thomas from being seated in the House of Delegates.
Republicans are now certain to have control of Virginia’s House of Delegates when it convenes next week, after a federal judge rejected a Democratic effort Friday to get an immediate election do-over in the Fredericksburg area. A lawsuit will continue, though, which could still lead to a new election later.
A Virginia commonwealth’s attorney has warned prosecutors statewide against prosecuting certain voter registration fraud cases, due to concerns raised by Virginia registrars.
Control of Virginia’s House of Delegates hinges on a random drawing of names from a bowl Thursday in a state office building in Richmond.
Thousands of people who recently moved to Fairfax County from other parts of Virginia are set to receive notice in the next week or so that their voter registration requests have been denied. The county’s general registrar explains why.
The State Board of Elections is delaying Wednesday’s random drawing in the 94th District after Democrat Shelly Simonds’ request, WTOP has learned.
A recount began Wednesday morning in Virginia’s 40th District House of Delegates race to represent parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties. It’s the first of four recounts in Virginia House races that could determine which party will control the chamber.
Preliminary hearings are scheduled this week in three Virginia House of Delegates recount petitions. Here’s a look at what’s ahead in the recount process, plus what it will accomplish and what it won’t address.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections certified results in the final two Virginia House of Delegates races Monday afternoon, despite evidence that at least 147 voters cast ballots in the wrong race.
Lawyers for the Virginia House Democratic Caucus filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking an emergency order blocking the State Board of Elections from certifying election results when they meet Wednesday.
Monday’s certification of the results of the Nov, 7 elections will allow at least three Democratic candidates in tight house of delegates races to file for recounts. If the recounts do not change any results, Republicans will control the new house of delegates by a 51-49 margin.
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