Posts Tagged Election 2016
A Tale of Two Voters: Looking At How Rich and Poor People Voted This Year
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Uncategorized on December 20, 2016
Rich people and poor people often end up voting the same way, depending on where they live. But a new analysis of voter data from the election shows some parts of Virginia are divided along class lines. Michael Pope looks at the numbers.
Could Unfaithful Electors Sway the Election?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 16, 2016
Virginia’s 13 members of the Electoral College are slated to meet Monday in Richmond, determining the outcome of the presidential election. Michael Pope has this preview.
Virginia Votes: Liberals, Conservatives and the Conversation In Between
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 16, 2016
It’s been just over a week since Election Tuesday, and it’s time to wrap up our series Virginia Votes. We’re checking in once more with voters across the commonwealth, to see how they’re feeling about the next four years. Today we hear from liberals and conservatives, who say the issues at stake this year were not so different than previous elections. We begin with reporter Robbie Harris in the New River Valley, then move on to Richmond with reporter Mallory Noe-Payne.
Election Day: Congressional Outcomes in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 10, 2016
We’ve got this overview of the state’s most competitive Congressional races, plus a quick glance at results from the rest of the state.
The 10th District
Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock will be returning to Congress next year, despite a hotly contested race in Northern Virginia. Michael Pope has the story.
The 4th District
Democrats were able to pick up one congressional seat in Virginia, but only after a lawsuit prompted the boundaries of the congressional districts to be redrawn. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The 5th District
It was a difficult night for Democrats in the 5th Congressional District, where Republican Tom Garrett scored an impressive win over Jane Dittmar. Sandy Hausman reports on that race and others of regional interest.
In less competitive districts, the state’s races played out as expected — with victors winning by large margins. Results are below. Full details can be seen here.
- District 1 – Robb Wittman (R) beat Matt Rowe (D)
- District 2 – Scott Taylor (R) beat Shaun Brown (D)
- District 3 – Bobby Scott (D) beat Marty Williams (R)
- District 6 – Bob Goodlatte (R) beat Kai Degner (D)
- District 7- Dave Brat (R) beat Eileen Bedell (D)
- District 8 – Don Beyer (D) beat Charles Hernick (R)
- District 9 – Morgan Griffith (R) beat Derek Kitts (D)
- District 11- Gerry Connolly won
About Three in Four Virginia Voters Expected to Show Up on Election Day
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 7, 2016
How many voters are expected to show up on Election Day? Michael Pope has this preview.
On the Ballot: Virginia Looks to Cement “Right to Work” Culture
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 2, 2016
This November, the presidential race is not the only thing on the ballot. There’s also little known — but very important — state constitutional amendment that could have lasting consequences for the relationship between workers and their employers. Michael Pope explains one of this year’s ballot amendments.
Deadly Ambush of Fairfax Officer Prompted Constitutional Amendment on Ballot This Year
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 1, 2016
When they head to the polls on Election Day, most voters will be focused on the presidential election. But here in Virginia, they’ll also be considering a little-known constitutional amendment — one that had a violent beginning. Michael Pope has the story.
Shifting Demographics in Chesterfield and Loudoun Create Key Battlegrounds
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 31, 2016
It wasn’t all that long ago that Virginia was considered a red state, or at least a state that strongly leaned Republican. Now Democrats have won the last two presidential cycles, and the trend is expected to continue again this year. Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.
Elections Officials Bracing for Armed Poll Watchers
After the campaign headquarters of Jane Dittmar was visited by armed demonstrators recently, election officials across Virginia began asking about what will happen when people show up on Election Day with firearms. Michael Pope has the story.
Many Congressional Districts in Virginia Don’t Look to Be That Competitive
When voters head to the polls on Election Day, most will be focused on the presidential race. But every seat in the House of Representatives will be on the ballot too — although you might not have heard much about that. Michael Pope takes us to one of the many congressional districts in Virginia that’s NOT in play this year.
An Influx of Cash Gives Democrats Hope in the 5th District
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 26, 2016
One congressional race is becoming increasingly more competitive, according to newly released campaign finance numbers. Michael Pope is digging into the numbers in the 5th Congressional District – the seat that stretches from Charlottesville to Southside.
Voter Intimidation in Virginia is Nothing New
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 24, 2016
Voter intimidation in Virginia is nothing new. As Michael Pope reports, the state has a long and complicated history of various forces trying to influence elections.
$6 Million House Race in Northern Virginia Dominates Campaign Finance Numbers
Virginia’s congressional candidates have raised a grand total of $20 million this election cycle. As Michael Pope reports, much of that comes from one or two particularly competitive seats.
Virginia Votes: Reluctance on Tangier Island
Virginia has more than 5 million registered voters. They come from urban centers, rolling and rural countryside, and increasingly diverse suburbs.
In the end, all those voices will be lumped together in a winner-take-all system to decide where the state’s 13 electoral votes go.
Leading up to election day we’ll be hearing from both voters, and non-voters, across the Commonwealth — in a series we’re calling Virginia Votes.
We begin on Tangier Island, where people live simply. Church on Sundays, zero alcohol, and you’ll never hear them swear. They hail from some of America’s first settlements. Many have served their country, including the town manager. Of some 470 Tangier residents, 399 are registered to vote this November. And while the majority are Republican and loyal to their party, this year, they’re having a hard time.
First Presidential Cycle with Online Voter Registration Keeps Election Officials Busy
Now that the deadline for registering new voters has come and gone, election officials across Virginia are entering the final stretch toward Election Day. Michael Pope has the story.
Could Hackers Influence the Election?
With alleged cyber-attacks from Russia on the rise, federal officials are looking at ways to keep foreign operatives from meddling with this year’s elections. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.
Have You Already Voted? Candidates and Parties Have Your Name on a List
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 17, 2016
Many voters are not waiting until Election Day to cast their ballots. Election officials across the state are reporting record amounts of in-person absentee voting. Michael Pope reports.
Increased Traffic Growing Concern for Virginia’s Voter Information System
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 14, 2016
Registrars throughout Virginia are concerned the computer system that keeps track of voters may not hold up to increased traffic as Election Day approaches. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Trump Supporters Concerned Campaign Will Pull Out of Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 13, 2016
The presidential campaign may seem endless, but the end is near. That means campaigns are making crucial decisions about how to allocate resources in the final few weeks before Election Day. Michael Pope reports.
Democrats Hope Trump Turmoil Helps Downballot in Fifth Congressional District
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 12, 2016
One of the hottest congressional races on the ballot this fall is the Fifth Congressional District, which stretches from Charlottesville to Danville. It’s a district currently held by Republicans, but Democrats are hoping the turmoil of the Donald Trump campaign might be giving them new momentum. Michael Pope has the story.
Most News Outlets Claim Pence as Debate Winner. But…Did Kaine Actually Lose?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 7, 2016
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is getting a rough treatment for his debate performance Tuesday night, a hard-driving style that showed off the former governor’s attack dog skills. Did Kaine lose the debate? Michael Pope reports.
Clinton Earns Endorsement From Prominent Republican
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton is picking up a major Republican endorsement in Virginia, longtime Republican Senator John Warner. Michael Pope reports.
New Poll Shows Clinton Leads Among Virginia Voters
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Uncategorized, Virginia's News on September 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump here in Virginia, according to a new poll from Christopher Newport University. Michael Pope reports.
Absentee Voting Starts Today in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 23, 2016
Voting in Election 2016 is underway in Virginia. Absentee voting began this morning. As Michael Pope tells us, the last few election cycles have seen a dramatic rise in absentee balloting in Virginia.
Virginia Republicans React to This Week’s Trump Controversies
Posted by Payton Knobeloch in Virginia's News on August 3, 2016
Republican leaders across Virginia are grappling with how to handle the latest round of controversy from Donald Trump. And, as Michael Pope tells us, they’re taking a variety of approaches.
Virginia Democrats Call for Republicans to Repudiate Trump’s Comments on Judge
Posted by Payton Knobeloch in Virginia's News on June 9, 2016
Democrats in Virginia are calling on Republicans to repudiate comments from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who says a federal judge is unfit to rule in a civil case against him because he has Mexican heritage. Michael Pope reports.