Elections Archive

A voter's guide for today's election

When to vote Today, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Virginia. The election is open to all registered voters. All 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs. Find your district and polling place To find your polling place, go to the Virginia Board of Elections website. Identification

Statistic Donald Trump referenced during Norfolk stop in question

NORFOLK During his campaign stop Saturday in Norfolk, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump claimed "over 300,000 veterans died" while waiting for care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not exactly, according to the fact checkers over at The Washington Post.

As Election Day looms, campaigns focus on encouraging turnout

With the election coming up on Tuesday, legislative candidates are making one more push with door knocking, phone banks, fliers and - for those with deep enough pockets - television ads. But rather than trying to find new supporters, they have shifted to getting people to the polls, say campaign officials.

Gov. McAuliffe, Sen. Warner stump for Democratic candidates in Norfolk

NORFOLK Gov. Terry McAuliffe walked into a room filled with ardent Democratic supporters on Little Creek Road on Sunday afternoon, bearing pizza as he arrived to stump for local candidates ahead of Tuesday's election.

In Norfolk, Trump announces plan to improve veterans' care

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the date of next year's Republican primary in Virginia.  NORFOLK Standing to the starboard side of the region's most visible symbol of military might, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump found an easy target on which to train his own guns Saturday: the nation's troubled network of care for veterans.

How local band "Right On" booked Donald Trump's campaign rally

NORFOLK Nigel Holland’s Virginia Beach-based outfit, the Right On Band, has a habit of playing for presidents — the last three, to be precise, two Democrats and a Republican. So when Holland found out that GOP candidate Donald Trump was coming to town, he decided to get an early edge on another potential presidential gig.

Virginia's Democrats aim to offset GOP advantage on election day

RICHMOND Democrats, led by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, want to retake the state Senate in Tuesday's election; the GOP wants to hold - if not expand - its 21-19 majority. At stake is the political power to set legislative initiatives, and, for Democrats, to force Republicans, who have a 2-to-1 advantage in the House of Delegates, to the bargaining table.

Hippen changes approach in rematch race for Villanueva's 21st District seat

CHESAPEAKE The contenders vying for the 21st District seat in the House of Delegates are a Republican incumbent who's a former Virginia Beach city councilman and a Democratic challenger who is a retired master chief. Sound familiar? You've seen this race before. Del. Ron Villanueva and Susan Hippen are facing off in a rematch of the 2013 race that Villanueva won with 54 percent of the vote.

Wagner/McCollum Senate race among most expensive in Virginia history

VIRGINIA BEACH Early this year, Democrats had high hopes of knocking out Republican state Sen. Frank Wagner as part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's quest to retake control of the chamber.

Political newcomer takes on one of Virginia Beach's familiar faces in 8th District race

VIRGINIA BEACH With more than a decade of door knocking and political campaigning under his belt, Del. Bill DeSteph has become a familiar face for many residents. The 51-year-old businessman was on the City Council for seven years before winning the 82nd District House seat. Now, he's vying for retiring Sen. Jeff McWaters' 8th District seat against newcomer Dave Belote, a Democrat.

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