Photos: Election Day views around Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Virginia governor’s race between now Gov.-elect Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie frew eyes from all around the nation. When Virginia voters cast their ballots on Nov. 7, they also served as a litmus test less than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.

See photos of voters from around the state. Tweet photo or video submissions to @WTOP or email them to talkback@wtop.com.

Danica Roem, right, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP)
Danica Roem, right, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP) (AP/Jahi Chikwendiu)
Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP)
Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP) (AP/Jahi Chikwendiu)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 07:   Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Supporters of Democrat Ralph Northam inflate a cartoon chicken made to resemble President Donald Trump outside the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Supporters of Democrat Ralph Northam inflate a cartoon chicken made to resemble President Donald Trump outside the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Jill Vogel
Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. State Sen. Jill Vogel, center, greets supporters after a concession speech during an election party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Vogel lost to Democrat Justin Fairfax. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
Kelly Convirs-Fowler greets her supporters as result come Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Va.  (David B. Hollingsworth/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Kelly Convirs-Fowler greets her supporters as result come Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Va. (David B. Hollingsworth/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) (AP/David B. Hollingsworth)
Julia Lewis, from left, Margaret Ray and Mary Banks celebrate when news breaks that Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost to win House District 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Blacksburg, Va.  (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Julia Lewis, from left, Margaret Ray and Mary Banks celebrate when news breaks that Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost to win House District 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Blacksburg, Va. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP) (AP/Heather Rousseau)
Chris Hurst
Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican Joseph Yost to win House of Delegates District 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Blacksburg, Va. Hurst celebrates with a packed room of supporters at The Hyatt Place in Blacksburg. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam celebrates his election victory with his wife Pam and daughter Aubrey, right, and Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam
Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam waves to supporters as they celebrate his election at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. In Virginia’s hard-fought contest, Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Protestors interrupt Virginia Gov. elect Ralph Northam as he addresses supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Protesters interrupt Virginia Gov. elect Ralph Northam as he addresses supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring and his wife Laura, right, celebrate his re-election with supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Herring won a second term as Virginia's attorney general Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Republican John Adams. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring and his wife Laura, right, celebrate his re-election with supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Herring won a second term as Virginia’s attorney general Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Republican John Adams. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left and Virginia Lt. Gov-elect Justine Fairfax share a laugh during the Ralph Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left and Virginia Lt. Gov-elect Justin Fairfax share a laugh during the Ralph Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam, Pam
Virginia Democrat Ralph Northam points to his wife Pam as they celebrate his election victory with supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam won the Virginia governor’s race and defeated gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
The scene at the Northam campaign in Fairfax, Virginia, before Ralph Northam is announced the winner of the Virginia governor's race. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
The scene at the Northam campaign in Fairfax, Virginia, before Ralph Northam was announced the winner of the Virginia governor’s race. (WTOP/Dick Uliano) (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Ed Gillespie,
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie gestures as he delivers a concession speech during an election party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Gillespie lost to Democrat Ralph Northam. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
RICHMOND, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election-night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Gillespie was projected to lose to Democrat Ralph Northam.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election-night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)
RICHMOND, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Gillespie was projected to lose to Democrat Ralph Northam.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)
Ed Gillespie,
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie gestures as he delivers a concession speech during an election party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Gillespie lost to Democrat Ralph Northam. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
Ed Gillespie,
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie pauses during a concession speech during an election party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Gillespie lost to Democrat Ralph Northam. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
Ed Gillespie addresses his suporters, as he concedes the Virginia governor's race to Ralph Northam, Nov. 7, 2017. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Ed Gillespie addresses his suporters, as he concedes the Virginia governor’s race to Ralph Northam, Nov. 7, 2017. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Win McNamee)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Hyun Lee, a supporter of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrates as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Hyun Lee, a supporter of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrates as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
FILE — Children accompany their father as he votes at the polling place in the gymnasium at Washington Mill Elementary School on Nov. 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA – NOVEMBER 07: Children accompany their father as he votes at the polling place in the gymnasium at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)
Virginia Democratic Del. Mark Levine, right, greets a voter in line to cast her ballot at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Levine is one of several candidates on the ballot for local races in Virginia. (AP Photo/Kevin S. Vineys)
Virginia Democratic Del. Mark Levine, right, greets a voter in line to cast her ballot at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Kevin S. Vineys) (AP/Kevin S. Vineys)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie arrives to cast his vote at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. In a race that many see as a test of the Republican administration of President Donald Trump, Gillespie is running against the commonwealth's current lieutenant governor, Democrat Ralph Northam.
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie arrives to cast his vote at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waits to be interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waits to be interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP/Cliff Owen)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie fills out his ballot at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie fills out his ballot at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, approach the vote tally machine as the vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, approach the vote tally machine as the vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
WTOP's Jon Warner voted today. (WTOP/Kristi King)
WTOP’s Jon Warner voted today. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Bryan Byrd tweeted WTOP, "voted early this morning in Fairfax Co!" (Courtesy @byrdman790/Twitter)
Bryan Byrd (@Byrdman790) tweeted, “voted early this morning in Fairfax Co!” (Courtesy @byrdman790/Twitter) (Courtesy @byrdman790/Twitter)
Tom Blalock supporters at the polls. (Courtesy @VoteBlalock/Twitter)
Tom Blalock supporters at the polls. (Courtesy @VoteBlalock/Twitter) (Courtesy @VoteBlalock/Twitter)
Twitter user @Gene_Sellers tweeted, "Rain hasn't dampened Stafford volunteers/voters." (Courtesy @Gene_Sellers/Twitter)
Twitter user @Gene_Sellers tweeted, “Rain hasn’t dampened Stafford volunteers/voters.” (Courtesy @Gene_Sellers/Twitter) (Courtesy @Gene_Sellers/Twitter)
Kristi King reported that at 2 p.m., voter turnout was at 30.6 percent, not counting absentee ballots. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Kristi King reported that at 2 p.m., voter turnout was at 30.6 percent, not counting absentee ballots. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
Twitter user @nura_hamideh shows off her sticker after she voted for Ralph Northam. (Courtesy @nura_hamideh/Twitter)
Twitter user @nura_hamideh shows off her sticker after she voted for Ralph Northam. (Courtesy @nura_hamideh/Twitter) (Courtesy @nura_hamide/Twitter)
WTOP’s Colleen Kelleher said there were no crowds in Alexandria at MacArthur Elementary when she voted. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
On Twitter, Tom Pounder (@tapounder) said when he voted, there were about five people at the polling station at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in South Riding. (Courtesy @tapounder/Twitter)
On Twitter, Tom Pounder (@tapounder) said when he voted, there were about five people at the polling station at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in South Riding. (Courtesy @tapounder/Twitter) (Courtesy @tapounder/Twitter)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie puts his "I Voted," sticker on after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie puts his “I Voted,” sticker on after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, right, vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, right, vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
A cold rain didn't deter campaign workers at Emerick Elementary School in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A cold rain didn’t deter campaign workers at Emerick Elementary School in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie pauses while speaking with reporters after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie pauses while speaking with reporters after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, walks past yard signs after voting in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, walks past yard signs after voting in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (AP/Steve Helber)
Picture shows people in line to vote
Early morning voters line up in Nokesville, Virginia on Nov. 7, 2017. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
By 8 a.m., 22.4 percent of people voted at the Mason District in Fairfax County. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
By 8 a.m., 22.4 percent had voted at the Mason District in Fairfax County. (WTOP/Hilary Howard) (WTOP/Hillary Howard )
(WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Ten percent of voters registered at Heritage High School in Leesburg had already voted by 8:30 a.m., which is more than most non-presidential elections. The school has seen a steady stream of mid-morning voters. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Voters seen lining up in Mason District's JEB Stuart High School. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
Voters seen lining up in Mason District’s J.E.B Stuart High School. (WTOP/Hilary Howard) (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
Karina Smith, Kyler Smith
Karina Smith holds her son Kyler Smith, 2, as she fills out her ballot at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
(WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The last few weeks of the race for Virginia governor have taken a nasty turn. (WTOP?Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The last few weeks of the race for Virginia governor have taken a nasty turn. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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Danica Roem, right, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP)
Danica Roem, who is running for house of delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, campaigns as voters take to the ballot boxes at Gainesville Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Gainesville, Va. If Roem wins, she would be the first transgender legislator elected in the USA. (Jahi Chikwendiu /The Washington Post via AP)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 07:   Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Supporters of Democrat Ralph Northam inflate a cartoon chicken made to resemble President Donald Trump outside the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Jill Vogel
Kelly Convirs-Fowler greets her supporters as result come Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 in Virginia Beach, Va.  (David B. Hollingsworth/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Julia Lewis, from left, Margaret Ray and Mary Banks celebrate when news breaks that Democrat Chris Hurst defeated Republican incumbent Joseph Yost to win House District 12 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Blacksburg, Va.  (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Chris Hurst
Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam
Protestors interrupt Virginia Gov. elect Ralph Northam as he addresses supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring and his wife Laura, right, celebrate his re-election with supporters at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Herring won a second term as Virginia's attorney general Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Republican John Adams. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left and Virginia Lt. Gov-elect Justine Fairfax share a laugh during the Ralph Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam, Pam
The scene at the Northam campaign in Fairfax, Virginia, before Ralph Northam is announced the winner of the Virginia governor's race. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Ed Gillespie,
RICHMOND, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election-night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Gillespie was projected to lose to Democrat Ralph Northam.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie speaks at an election night rally on November 7, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Gillespie was projected to lose to Democrat Ralph Northam.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Ed Gillespie,
Ed Gillespie,
Ed Gillespie addresses his suporters, as he concedes the Virginia governor's race to Ralph Northam, Nov. 7, 2017. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07: Supporters of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrate as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FAIRFAX, VA - NOVEMBER 07:  Hyun Lee, a supporter of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, celebrates as early projections indicated a Northam victory at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Northam has fought a close race with Republican candidate Ed Gillespie.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
FILE — Children accompany their father as he votes at the polling place in the gymnasium at Washington Mill Elementary School on Nov. 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Virginia Democratic Del. Mark Levine, right, greets a voter in line to cast her ballot at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Levine is one of several candidates on the ballot for local races in Virginia. (AP Photo/Kevin S. Vineys)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie arrives to cast his vote at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. In a race that many see as a test of the Republican administration of President Donald Trump, Gillespie is running against the commonwealth's current lieutenant governor, Democrat Ralph Northam.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe waits to be interviewed by a reporter at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie fills out his ballot at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, approach the vote tally machine as the vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
WTOP's Jon Warner voted today. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Bryan Byrd tweeted WTOP, "voted early this morning in Fairfax Co!" (Courtesy @byrdman790/Twitter)
Tom Blalock supporters at the polls. (Courtesy @VoteBlalock/Twitter)
Twitter user @Gene_Sellers tweeted, "Rain hasn't dampened Stafford volunteers/voters." (Courtesy @Gene_Sellers/Twitter)
Kristi King reported that at 2 p.m., voter turnout was at 30.6 percent, not counting absentee ballots. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Twitter user @nura_hamideh shows off her sticker after she voted for Ralph Northam. (Courtesy @nura_hamideh/Twitter)
On Twitter, Tom Pounder (@tapounder) said when he voted, there were about five people at the polling station at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in South Riding. (Courtesy @tapounder/Twitter)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie puts his "I Voted," sticker on after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and his wife, Pam, right, vote in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A cold rain didn't deter campaign workers at Emerick Elementary School in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie pauses while speaking with reporters after voting at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, walks past yard signs after voting in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Northam faces Republican Ed Gillespie in today's election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Picture shows people in line to vote
By 8 a.m., 22.4 percent of people voted at the Mason District in Fairfax County. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
(WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Voters seen lining up in Mason District's JEB Stuart High School. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
Karina Smith, Kyler Smith
(WTOP/Neal Augenstein)


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