Posts Tagged Election 2020
Vote Counting Continues Across the Country and in Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 6, 2020
While national attention is focused on ballots still being counted across the country, and votes are also still being tabulated here in Virginia. As of 4pm Friday, local registrars have reported about 800 additional mail-in ballots received between Election Day and noon on Friday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
What Happens Now That the Redistricting Amendment Has Been Approved?
Voters have approved a constitutional amendment creating a new redistricting commission, which now has a dizzying series of deadlines it must meet. Michael Pope has this preview of the work ahead.
State Election Officials Reflect on Efforts to Safely Vote in a Pandemic
As the polls closed yesterday, Commissioner of Elections Chris Piper talked about the changes and challenges Virginia saw during this election. Jahd Khalil has more.
Mark Warner Wins Third Term in U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Mark Warner has declared victory in his re-election bid. As Michael Pope reports, he’s heading back to Washington for a third term.
Election Day Preview: What Is and Isn’t Allowed at Your Polling Place
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Uncategorized on November 2, 2020
OK, so you’re heading to the polls on Election Day. Here’s some advice for what you can do while you’re there. Michael Pope reports.
Processed vs. Tabulation: How Vote Counts Will Work on Election Night
Unlike some other states, Virginia law allows election officials to start processing absentee ballots before Election Day. But, the tabulation of votes won’t start until after the polls close. Michael Pope reports.
Report: Virginia Could See Increased Militia Group Activity on Election Day
As Election Day draws closer, Virginia is one of several states deemed to have a moderate risk of increased activity from militia groups. That’s according to a recent report from the research group MilitiaWatch. But as Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Virginians do have legal protections against voter intimidation at the polls.
Voters can report complaints of intimidation at the Virginia Department of Elections website or by phone – 800-552-9745.
Support for Constitutional Amendment #1 Appears to Be Growing
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 29, 2020
There’s a lot more on the ballot than the presidential race. Voters will also consider a constitutional amendment creating a new mapmaking commission to draw political boundaries.
Michael Pope reports on a new poll that shows some good news for supporters of the amendment.
You can find the new poll here.
CNU Poll: Biden Leads Trump by 12, 20-Point Advantage for Warner Over Gade
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 28, 2020
Virginia is not among the Presidential swing states that are getting all the time and attention right now. And Michael Pope reports on a new poll that might show why. And Michael Pope reports on a new poll that might show why.
Control of the United States Senate is on the ballot this year, although as Michael Pope reports on polling that shows there isn’t much of a race in Virginia.
You can find the poll here.
Why Election Night will Likely be a Long One
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 27, 2020
Election Day is one week away, but Virginians have been voting for a while. Almost two million votes have already been cast.
Here’s a preview of what voters can expect on election night and potentially the days following. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
A Closer Look at Virginia’s U.S. Senate Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 21, 2020
The race for president will be at the top of the ticket this year. But the race just underneath that will be the election for United States Senator between incumbent Democrat Mark Warner and Republican challenger Daniel Gade. Michael Pope has this look at that campaign.
Both Republicans and Democrats Split Over Redistricting Amendment
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on October 20, 2020
Democrats are divided over a constitutional amendment creating a new redistricting commission. And, as it turns out, Republicans are divided too. Michael Pope reports.
You can find the poll here.
69,000 Virginians Come Out to Vote Early in First Couple Days
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 22, 2020
In the first couple days of early voting, 69,000 Virginians cast their ballots for the November elections. That’s as of Tuesday morning, according to the Department Elections. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Voting in a Pandemic: Drop Box Funding Passes In Virginia House and Senate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 28, 2020
Lawmakers in Richmond are considering a plan to spend $2 million to help voters cast ballots during the pandemic. But, critics say they are opening the door to vote harvesting and election fraud. Michael Pope has details.
Voting in a Pandemic: Drop Boxes Legislation Moves Forward in Virginia Senate
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 27, 2020
Lawmakers in Richmond are considering a plan to fund drop boxes for ballots across Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Voting in a Pandemic: State Lawmakers Working to Establish Protections for November Election
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 24, 2020
With a little more than two months to go before the nation’s first pandemic presidential election, lawmakers in Virginia’s General Assembly are fast tracking a measure to establish socially-distant election protocols. Monday, members of the House of Delegates pushed full speed ahead. Cat Modlin-Jackson reports.
A First Look at the U.S. Senate Race
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 24, 2020
Now that the primary is over, the fall campaign season is underway. Michael Pope has this preview of the race for United States Senate.
Voting in a Pandemic: A Look at Safety Precautions for Tuesday’s Primary Elections
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 22, 2020
Voters across Virginia will vote in primary elections Tuesday – casting ballots during a pandemic. Michael Pope reports.
A Look at the Potential Republican Challengers to Senator Mark Warner
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 19, 2020
Republicans across Virginia will head to the polls Tuesday to select a candidate to go up against Senator Mark Warner. Michael Pope has this preview.
Voting in a Pandemic: Should Virginia Move to Mail-In Ballots?
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 7, 2020
Should election officials in Virginia move to a system of mail-in ballots? The pandemic is raising new questions about how ballots are cast. Michael Pope reports.
Virginia Political Parties Mulling Convention Options Amid Pandemic
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on March 23, 2020
Political campaigns may be on pause right now because of the coronavirus crisis. But all the deadlines for political parties are still on the calendar. Michael Pope reports.
A Look at How Presidential Candidates Get on Virginia’s Primary Ballot
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 19, 2019
Democrats have set their list of candidates for Virginia’s presidential primary next year, and Republicans are planning a convention. As Michael Pope reports, Virginia makes it particularly difficult for candidates to get on the ballot.
New Poll: In Virginia, Trump Trails All 2020 Democratic Candidates
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 26, 2019
A new poll of Virginia voters shows President Donald Trump trailing all of his potential Democratic rivals by significant margins. Michael Pope reports.
Presidential Candidates Attend Annual Virginia Democratic Gala
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on June 14, 2019
Two presidential candidates will be in Virginia this weekend. They’re speaking to hundreds of state Democrats at the annual Blue Commonwealth Gala. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
O’Rourke is First Presidential Hopeful to Visit Virginia
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on April 16, 2019
The 2020 Presidential campaign has arrived in Virginia. The first of 18 Democratic candidates is campaigning today in the Commonwealth. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.