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RALEIGH North Carolina legislators are considering whether to move all primary elections next year to March, not just the presidential primaries, key House and Senate leaders said Wednesday.
RICHMOND Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking state lawmakers to meet in Richmond next week to hammer out a consensus on new congressional districts.
RALEIGH, N.C. Outgoing U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Thursday she spent her last six years in Washington doing all she could for North Carolina citizens and urged her colleagues staying behind to focus more on solving issues and less on partisanship.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner expressed confidence Thursday that his re-election to a second term will stand but acknowledged this week's closer-than-expected vote delivered a message. "I learned that in Virginia, in politics, you never take anything for granted. And that's why I campaigned my heart out," Warner said.
As representatives of U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie looked on Wednesday, city and county election officials across Virginia began canvassing Tuesday's election returns.
ARLINGTON U.S. Sen. Mark Warner declared victory late Tuesday over Republican Ed Gillespie in a surprisingly close race after outspending his challenger 2-1, while Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis finished a distant third. At press time, Warner's lead was less than 30,000 votes. The unofficial results were so close that a recount is possible.
VIRGINIA BEACH The state's new photo ID requirement didn't appear to cause voters much trouble at the polls Tuesday. The elections were the first since the hotly debated law went into effect July 1. It was predicted to be a problem in minority precincts, where a disproportionate number of residents don't have driver's licenses or any of the other forms of photo ID now required.
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