Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Virginia is still too close to call as precinct results roll in.
Update 10:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 - With all Virginia precincts finally reporting, President Barack Obama received 1,868,191 votes from Virginia voters, according to final but unofficial data from the Virginia State Board of Elections. That's 50.57 percent of the vote. Gov. Mitt Romney received 1,767,692 votes, or 47.85 percent. The three third-party candidates on the ballot received a combined 1.42 percent of votes, and write-in candidates the remainder. The race was too close late Tuesday night, even hours after multiple national news outlets called the race nationally. ------------- Original post, Tuesday, Nov. 6 updated 2 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, …
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Manassas voters say yes to November local elections.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
City of Manassas residents voted to stick with the current president, but decided they wanted change when it comes to when they vote on their local issues. Almost 70 percent of City of Manassas voters said they wanted to move the city's local elections from May to November, putting it on the ballot with other larger elections, according to the State Board of Elections website. See how each of the five City of Manassas precincts voted on the issue by clicking here. Manassas resident Steve Hersch led the change to get the issue on Tuesday's ballot by starting a petition in May and collecting more than 2,500 signatures. "I really feel encouraged; I'm really happy about it for the city," Hersch said Tuesday night after the polls closed. When …
Monday, November 5, 2012
State Board of Elections receives 7,000 fewer absentee ballots this year than in 2008.
While people across the country may be turning out in large numbers to vote early, absentee voting in Prince William County is down slightly from the 2008 presidential election. October statistics from the Virginia State Board of Elections say there were 226,974 active voters in Prince William County and 254,669 total registered county voters. Prince William County residents cast 28,185 total absentee ballots in 2008, according to the Cook Report Absentee Ballot Tracker, which means that as of Oct. 30, absentee voting was down 7,804 ballots in Prince William County from 2008. The Cook Report also shows early voting is down more in localities that went Democratic in the 2004 and 2008 elections. Areas in Virginia that voted for Obama in …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Voters will decide on changes to eminent domain law and the General Assembly's veto session scheduling on November's ballot.
In two weeks, Virginians will go to the polls and vote for the man they want to see in the Oval Office. But they’ll also be asked to vote on two amendments to the Virginia Constitution. Question 1: Eminent Domain Law Changes The first amendment, known as Question 1, would prohibit local governments from using eminent domain for economic development and job creation. Instead, the seizure of private land would be strictly for public use, such as parks and school buildings. The amendment also requires full compensation of the owner. State Del. Rob Bell, R-Charlottesville, sponsored the amendment during this year's General Assembly session, attempting to change a 2007 law stating that private property can be taken only when public interest …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Candidates discussed the Middle East, defense and more.
With Election Day fast approaching, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in the third and final Presidential Debate Monday night. The debate, hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., focused mainly on foreign policy, including conflicts in the Middle East, the civil war in Syria and the Sept. 11, 2012, killings of four American officials in Libya. Romney congratulated Obama for successfully killing Osama bin Laden, but ultimately questioned his policies on the Middle East, charging that the unrest in Egypt and Libya had created a “rising tide of chaos.” He said America needed an expansive plan to handle the situation. “We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” Romney said. “We’re going to have to put in place a very …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tell us: In last meeting before the Nov. 6 election, which presidential candidate performed best in Monday's debate?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney met Monday night for their third and final debate this election season, this time coming to the same table to answer questions on national security, the war in Iraq and jobs overseas, among other topics. The candidates also sparred on military spending, with Romney making a case for an expanded Naval fleet in a plan to increase military spending. Obama, who says he's met with military leaders to develop a reduced budget for the country's armed forces, said Monday that Romney's hike is money "our military doesn't need," noting the country also has " fewer horses and bayonets." "We have these things called aircraft carriers and planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Presidential candidates met for a town-hall style debate at Hofstra University in New York.
President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sparred Tuesday night over immigration, the economy, energy production and foreign policy during the second of three Presidential debates before Election Day. The debate, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, went over the allotted 90-minutes and featured a number of sharp exchanges between the two candidates, who interrupted each other on more than one occasion. Virginia Voters React Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th) was impressed with Obama’s performance Tuesday night, saying the president was “back” after his more restrained performance during the Denver debate two weeks ago. “Candy Crowley's instant fact checking of Mitt Romney on President Obama's Rose Garden …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tell us: Did President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney perform better at Thursday's debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either campaign?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney met Tuesday night for their second debate this election season, this time in a "town hall" format that allowed citizens to ask questions on foreign policy, oil and jobs, among other topics. The debate, at Hofstra University in New York, was crucial for both candidates, who are less than a month out from the Nov. 6 election. The candidates' running mates debated last week in Kentucky. Many experts said Vice President Joe Biden came out ahead of Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the meeting. Some said Obama needed to be more aggressive after a performance in the first debate experts dubbed "passive" and "safe." Romney supporters said he needed to maintain the momentum he gained …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Election Day is Nov. 6 and some Virginia voters still are undecided on whether they'll vote for Gov. Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama, a third-party candidate or no one.
When pollster Peter Hart gathered a group of undecided voters together in Northern Virginia last month, computer technician A.J. Morning of Springfield said he thinks the country is "mired in a bowl of stupid," BusinessWeek reported. His comment summed up the mood of the "undecideds" in the room who had these things to say about President Obama and contender Republican former Gov. Mitt Romney: Polls show a tight race in Virginia. According to the latest Marist Poll, released Thursday, among registered voters in Virginia, including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted by absentee ballot, Romney has the support of 48 percent to 47 percent for Obama. One percent is behind another candidate, and 4 percent …