Posts Tagged Election 2021

The Virginia Board of Elections certifies November 2nd results

Journalists and analysts called this month’s election for Republicans a few hours after the polls closed, but Monday the Board of Elections met to decide whether it would certify local election boards’ results. Jahd Khalil has this report. 

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Youngkin Meets Northam As Transition Begins

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With voting in Virginia’s gubernatorial election over, a Republican is heading back to Virginia’s Governor’s Mansion. Governor Ralph Northam met Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin there for lunch in the first step of what appears to be a collaborative transition. Jahd Khalil reports.

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How Tuesday’s High Turnout Numbers Impacted the Results

Voters turned out in massive numbers this week, exceeding expectations and setting new records. Michael Pope is taking a look at the numbers.

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Sears’ Win is Historic, But Tuesday Leaves the General Assembly with Fewer Black Members

Winsome Sears’ win last night as the Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate was historic. Sears is the first Black woman elected to a statewide office. But, as Michael Pope reports, one of the other outcomes of Tuesday will be fewer Black members in the General Assembly.

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Voter Turnout Likely to Play a Big Role in the Outcome of Tuesday’s Elections

When the polls close Tuesday and the vote counting starts, one thing to watch with the election returns is voter turnout. Michael Pope explains why.

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Trump Will Be on the Call for a Telephone Rally Monday Night, Youngkin Declines to Participate

Donald Trump is expected to call into a telephone town hall tonight to speak in favor of Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin. Michael Pope has this preview.

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This Isn’t the First Time Banning Books Has Popped Up in Virginia Politics

Suddenly the campaign for governor has become a referendum on banning books. Michael Pope reports it’s not the first time classroom material has become campaign fodder.

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How Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates Are Handling Big Names on the Campaign Trail

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With just days to go before Election Day, the candidates for governor are taking radically different approaches on bringing in big name supporters. Michael Pope reports.

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A McAuliffe Veto Has Become a Flash Point in the Governor’s Race

The debate between the major party candidates for governor this week is renewing a discussion about what books are taught to schoolchildren. Michael Pope reports.

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RC Poll: McAuliffe Leads Youngkin by Seven Points; Republicans More Enthusiastic to Vote

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Fresh on the heels of the second and final debate, a new poll shows the race for governor is still tight leading into the final few weeks of the election. Michael Pope reports.

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Youngkin, McAuliffe to Meet in Final Debate Tuesday Night

The race for governor is in the spotlight this week, as the two major-party candidates meet for the last time in a televised debate. Michael Pope has this preview.

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McAuliffe, Youngkin Set to Meet in First Gubernatorial Debate Thursday

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Thursday, candidates for governor will square off in the first of two debates. Michael Pope has this preview.

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Republican Glenn Youngkin Rolls Out Tax Proposals

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Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin is providing some more detail about what he might do if elected. Michael Pope reports.

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New CNU Poll: Nine Point Lead for McAuliffe

McAuliffe’s official photo from his previous stint as Virginia’s governor.

A new poll in the race for governor is showing a significant lead for one candidate. Michael Pope has details.

You can see the entire poll here.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Taking Center Stage in Gubernatorial Race

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The FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine has created a new twist the race for governor. Michael Pope reports.

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Citizen Commissioners Win in Mapping Debate

Members of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission discuss how to proceed after the US Census Bureau released data used for drawing new political maps. (Credit: Jahd Khalil / RADIO IQ)

The Virginia Redistricting Commission voted to start their maps from scratch Monday, instead of modifying current political districts, marking a victory for citizen commissioners. Jahd Khalil has details.

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McAuliffe Not Saying Much About Right to Work… For Now

Labor groups across Virginia are hoping that Virginia joins other states in ditching its controversial right-to-work law, which prevents employers from compelling employees to pay union dues. Michael Pope reports that that’s an issue former Governor Terry McAuliffe doesn’t have much to say about.

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Glenn Youngkin Still Not Ready to Answer Questions About Abortion

Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley campaigns with Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin in McLean. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin is on the campaign trail talking to voters. But, he’s not answering questions about one hot-button issue. Michael Pope reports.

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A Hot Mic Could Have Lasting Impacts on the Gubernatorial Race

The politics of abortion are taking center stage in the race for governor. Michael Pope reports.

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Liberation Party Candidate Princess Blanding to Be On November Ballot

Liberation Party Gubernatorial Candidate Princess Blanding (Credit: Foster Johnston)

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin won’t be the only names on the ballot for governor. Michael Pope reports about another choice for voters.

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New Polling Shows a Close Gubernatorial Race So Far

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Now that candidates in the race for governor have been determined, a couple of new polls show it’s already a tight race. Michael Pope reports.

You can take a closer look at the polls here and here.

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This Week’s Primary Turnout Has Some State Democrats Worried

The low turnout in this week’s Democratic primary is causing some Democrats to worry about a lack of enthusiasm. Michael Pope reports.

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The Impact of an All NOVA Democratic Ticket This Fall

Democrats are heading into the fall campaign cycle with a ticket full of northern Virginia candidates. Michael Pope reports that might shape the election dynamics.

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Virginia Votes: Speaking to Voters in Today’s Primary Election

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Virginia Democrats find out tonight who will be their nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Both Democratic and Republican voters in today’s primary are also picking several nominees for state delegate, and some local races. Election officials say turnout has been light. Joe Staniunas caught up with a few people who made it to the polls earlier today.

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There’s a Voter Hotline Available Should You Face Any Problems at the Polls Today

For voters having a hard time casting a ballot in Tuesday’s primary, help is just a phone call away. Michael Pope has details.

If you’re having problems at your polling place, dial 866-OUR VOTE for the Election Protection Hotline. Help is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and several other languages.

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Glenn Youngkin Has Loaned $12 Million to His Campaign, More Could Be on the Horizon

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Candidates are often forced to work the phones raising money. But, one wealthy candidate doesn’t have to worry about that. Michael Pope reports.

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Lt. Gov. Candidate Flips on Dominion Donation Pledge

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In recent years, many Democrats have started taking a pledge to resist money from one particular controversial source. Now, that is becoming an issue in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Michael Pope reports.

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Democratic Primary: How Many Virginians Have Taken Advantage of Early Voting?

The Democratic primary is two weeks away, although voters can vote early right now if they want. Michael Pope reports not many voters have taken advantage of that yet.

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Predatory Lending Takes Center Stage in Dem. AG Primary

Candidates in the Democratic primary for attorney general are clashing over predatory lending. Michael Pope reports.

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A Final Preview of Saturday’s Republican Convention

This weekend, Republicans will be holding a multi-location convention to select their statewide nominees. Michael Pope has this preview.

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Democratic AG Candidates Focus on New Units

The Democratic primary for attorney general is entering its final phase, and the candidates are trying to draw distinctions between each other over how they will run the office. Michael Pope reports.

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A Look at the Voting Changes That Will Be in Place This Year

Voters will be heading to the polls on June 8th in primary elections across Virginia. And, the voting has already started. Michael Pope reports.

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CNU Poll: McAuliffe Holds Commanding Lead in Democratic Primary

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With six weeks before the Democratic primary, a new poll shows the race for the party’s gubernatorial nomination is a lopsided one. Michael Pope has details.

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Republicans to Use Ranked Choice Voting for May 8th Primary

Republicans are preparing to select their statewide candidates in a May 8th convention. And, as Michael Pope reports, they’ll be using a new method of selecting winners.

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Reopening Schools and Curriculum Become Hot Topics Among Republican Candidates

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On the campaign trail, education is a hot topic. And, the debate doesn’t just revolve around reopening schools. It’s also about what’s being taught. Michael Pope explains.

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Northam Endorses McAuliffe in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

McAuliffe’s official portrait from his last stint as Virginia’s Governor.

One of the biggest endorsements in Virginia politics came out Thursday. Governor Ralph Northam threw his support behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe who wants his old job back. Jahd Khalil reports on what it could mean.  

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Five Democrats Seeking Nomination for Governor Debate at VSU

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The Democratic primary for governor is only two months away, and the campaign is heating up. The five candidates seeking the party’s nomination have met for the first televised debate of the primary season. Michael Pope has details.

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Northam Endorses Herring Rival in Attorney General Race

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The Democratic primary for attorney general is heating up. And, a surprising endorsement might change the dynamics of the race. Michael Pope reports.

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Amanda Chase’s Recent Comments Sparking Chatter About Removing Her from State Senate

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Fallout from President Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election may be extending into the Virginia state Senate. Michael Pope reports.

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McAuliffe to Run Again: What’s the Historical Context for Governors Returning to Executive Mansion?

Terry McAuliffe’s official photo from his previous stint as Virginia’s governor.

Virginia is the only state in the country where an incumbent governor is forbidden from running for re-election. But, there’s no prohibition against former governors returning to the Executive Mansion. Michael Pope reports.

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As Carroll Foy Resigns, Other Lawmakers Weigh Options for 2021 Campaigning

As the upcoming General Assembly session approaches, lawmakers who are eyeing statewide office are trying to figure out how to juggle the legislature with the campaign trail. Michael Pope reports.

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State Republicans Ditching Primary Election for 2021 Gubernatorial Nomination Process

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Virginia Republicans will hold a convention rather than a primary next year to determine the party’s candidate for governor. Michael Pope has details.

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A Look at Why So Many House of Delegates Members are Running for Statewide Offices

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As lawmakers prepare for the upcoming General Assembly session, a huge number of House members are running for statewide office or at least considering a run. As Michael Pope reports, that’s because of a quirk in the calendar this year.

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2021 Gubernatorial Race: Who Could Vie for the Republican Nomination?

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Several Democrats have already announced their candidacies to run for governor next year, and more may be on the way. But, the excitement is not as prevalent on the Republican side. Michael Pope reports.

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Another Democrat Joins 2021 Gubernatorial Race

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The race for Virginia’s governor is heating up, and now yet another Democrat is jumping into the race: Senator Jennifer McClellan of Richmond. Michael Pope has details.

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An Early Look at the 2021 Gubernatorial Race

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The election for governor is still 18 months away. But, as Michael Pope reports, candidates are already coming out of the woodwork.

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Tradition of AGs Stepping Down to Run for Governor Dates to 1950’s

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Former Virginia Attorney General, Lindsay Almond (Credit: Library of Congress)

For the last 60 years, trying to move from the attorney general’s office to the governor’s mansion has usually meant stepping down — resigning from one office to focus on being elected to the other. Michael Pope has this look at the reasons why.

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