Posts Tagged Election 2022

The loss of abortion rights brought voters out to the polls this year

What issues were driving voters to the polls this year? Michael Pope takes a look.

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Despite redistricting, Virginia districts largely saw lopsided margins of victory Tuesday

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Although most of the attention goes to close races, Michael Pope reports that most of Virginia’s congressional seats are seeing a lopsided result.

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The 2022 election will have many, new firsts in Virginia

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Election officials are gearing up for Election Day with some new rules. Michael Pope has this preview.

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Medicare and Social Security take center stage as midterms loom

As the final day of voting approaches, Republicans and Democrats are clashing over Social Security and Medicare. Michael Pope reports.

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A closer look at the legality of poll watching

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In some other states, voters at early polling locations have been confronted by campaign workers or poll watchers holding a camera and asking questions. As Michael Pope reports, that’s not necessarily illegal.

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Early votes in Virginia aren’t counted… early, but they are processed

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Early votes are not counted early. But as Michael Pope explains, they are processed early.

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The role of affordable housing on this year’s election

Voters aren’t just determining the future of Congress in this election. As Michael Pope reports, many local elections will determine important land-use questions.

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What an “October surprise” looks like in the age of the election season

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As more and more people choose to vote early, the pace of campaigns is changing. Michael Pope reports.

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Riggleman endorses Spanberger, continuing a long line of cross-party endorsements in Virginia

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As the race for Congress heats up, one prominent Republican is throwing his support behind a Democrat. Michael Pope reports.

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Police funding is a hot topic on the campaign trail, including in Virginia’s 7th District

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The relationship between citizens and law enforcement officials has become one of the hottest issues on the campaign trail this year. And, as Michael Pope reports, it’s become a topic of conversation in the 7th Congressional District.

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Immigrant candidates will likely make immigration a big focus of congressional races

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Immigration is likely to be an issue on the campaign trail this year. And, as Michael Pope reports, the Republican candidates will have their own immigration stories to tell.

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One Virginia congressman wants to put cameras into classrooms

Cameras are used to monitor security in many schools.  But what about cameras to monitor what’s being taught? As Michael Pope reports, that’s become a topic of discussion in a congressional race.

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Democrats are raising more money than Republicans in Virginia’s competitive Congressional races

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New fundraising numbers show a lopsided advantage for Democrats running in some key Congressional races in Virginia. But, as Michael Pope reports, Republicans have time to make up lost ground.

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Vega’s comments could be just the beginning of abortion debate for elections this fall

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The conversation about abortion may end up being a major campaign issue this year. Michael Pope reports it’s already taking center stage in one of Virginia’s most competitive House races.

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The impact of the January 6th committee on Virginia’s 2nd Congressional race

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The January 6 Committee may end up influencing one of Virginia’s congressional races this year. Michael Pope explains why.

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A closer look at Republican Yesli Vega’s successful primary campaign

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Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega is now the Republican candidate to run against Democrat Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District. Michael Pope has this look at her campaign.

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Republicans pick some new faces, with more nomination contests to come

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Republicans are now heading into the fall campaign season with two new candidates. As Michael Pope reports, the candidates secured the nominations in conventions over the weekend.

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Republicans to choose nominees by convention in three Congressional districts Saturday

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Republicans in several parts of Virginia will be choosing their congressional candidates this weekend. Michael Pope has this preview.

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Thanks to Virginia’s long early voting period, polls are already open in some primaries

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Virginia’s congressional primary is not until June. But as Michael Pope reports, the polls are already open.

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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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