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04 November 2015

JENNIFER BOYSKO D WINS HOUSE DISTRICT 86 IN HERNDON / FAIRFAX / LOUDOUN! & Wednesday News: "By any objective measurement, the GOP had a bad night" in Virginia 4NOV15

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VIRGINIA election day results from BLUE VIRGINIA . Unfortunately the republicans still control the Senate in Richmond. Here in Loudoun County three Democrats won seats on the Board of Supervisors so it is now six republicans, three Democrats with the Chairman (now Chairwoman) won by Phyllis Randall, a Democrat. And my friend (from my years of living in Herndon), Jennifer Boysko, is now Delegate-elect Jennifer Boysko, winning the 86th District in Herndon / Fairfax / Loudoun !!!!!

House District 86, Herndon and Oak Hill (From +WAMU 88.5 )

Democrat Jennifer Boysko, a former aide to Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, defeated Republican businessman Danny Vargas in this swing district.
Boysko had 55 percent of the vote with 88 percent of precincts reporting, to 40 percent of the vote for Vargas.
Way to go Jennifer, congratulations to you for a race well run and won!!!!! Other results and analysis from VPAP. By the by, right now it is estimated only 32% of registered voters actually voted, pathetic.....

Wednesday News: "By any objective measurement, the GOP had a bad night" in Virginia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 4. It actually turned out to be a very good night in Northern Virginia (see photo at right, by Catherine Read, of victorious Fairfax Democrats celebrating), and to a somewhat lesser extent in Hampton Roads, Henrico County, Roanoke City, etc. The #1 unfortunate result of last night, which of course is what the corporate media blared in headlines, was that Democrats came up juuuuuuust short of taking back the State Senate. Other than that, though, not too shabby, and a major rebuke to the Republicans I saw predicting a GOP sweep last night and even that Virginia would return to being a "red state." Sorry, ain't happenin'. ;)
(lots more after the "flip")

Virginia Election Results 2015: Live Blog

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

by Lowell

It's 7 pm, and polls are now closed in Virginia. In this live blog of the election returns, I'll primarily be checking the State Board of Elections website (assuming it doesn't crash, as it so often does on election nights in Virginia), VPAP and the Fairfax County Board of Elections site. Feel free to use the comments section of this post to report what you're hearing.

UPDATE 10:44 pm: In Prince William County, I'm really happy to see Justin Wilk (D) elected to the School Board! Bummed to see Andrea Bailey (D) lose to Maureen Caddigan (R), and really appalled at any "Democrat" who supprted Caddigan. And no, I'll never understand the appeal of crazy ol' Corey Stewart (R), who won by 14 points tonight over Democrat Rick Smith. Why, Prince William County, why?!? Oh yeah, good to see Ken Kookinelli's candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in PW County, Mike May, lose to Democrat Paul Ebert.
UPDATE 10:38 pm: The night gets better, as John Bell (D) declares victory! "The AP has just called my race, and I am humbled and honored to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. I want to thank both of my opponents for running hard-fought campaigns. I look forward to serving the people of the 87th District in Richmond."
UPDATE 10:24 pm: The AP has called it for Democrat John Bell in District 87. Cool! Also, in Loudoun County, with 82/94 precincts reporting, it's Democrat Phyllis Randall 37%- Charlie King (R) 30% - Scott York (I) 29.7%. Wow. Also in Loudoun, Democrat Kristen Umstattd won, which means there will be a 6-3 Republican board, down from 9-0 prior to this election. Strong night for Democrats in Loudoun! In the end, other than the Gecker loss, this was actually a strong night for Democrats in Virginia, much to many people's surprise!
UPDATE 10:09 pm: With 66/71 precincts reporting, it's Sen. John Edwards (D) comfortably ahead of Republican Nancy Dye, 19,153-16,257. Jeremy McPike (D) is also winning handily over Hal Parrish (R). So, in the end, it all came down to the Gecker vs. Sturtevant race, and unfortunately Democrats couldn't quite pull it out to take back control of the State Senate. Bummer.
UPDATE 10:03 pm: In Loudoun County, with 68/94 precincts reporting, Democrat Phyllis Randall leads Scott York (I) 38%-30% for Chair, followed by Republican Charlie King with 29%. Fascinating. In Fairfax County, with 23/24 precincts reporting, it's Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) leading 10,632-10,449 over Republican Craig Parisot. Too close for comfort!  Oh, and Jill McCabe just congratulated raging homopobe and all-around extremist nutjob Sen. Dick Black on his victory (gack!!!) tonight.
- See more at: http://www.bluevirginia.us/#sthash.yRuJJsbY.dpuf

Wednesday News: "By any objective measurement, the GOP had a bad night" in Virginia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 4. It actually turned out to be a very good night in Northern Virginia (see photo at right, by Catherine Read, of victorious Fairfax Democrats celebrating), and to a somewhat lesser extent in Hampton Roads, Henrico County, Roanoke City, etc. The #1 unfortunate result of last night, which of course is what the corporate media blared in headlines, was that Democrats came up juuuuuuust short of taking back the State Senate. Other than that, though, not too shabby, and a major rebuke to the Republicans I saw predicting a GOP sweep last night and even that Virginia would return to being a "red state." Sorry, ain't happenin'. ;)
(lots more after the "flip")

Virginia Election Results 2015: Live Blog

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

by Lowell

It's 7 pm, and polls are now closed in Virginia. In this live blog of the election returns, I'll primarily be checking the State Board of Elections website (assuming it doesn't crash, as it so often does on election nights in Virginia), VPAP and the Fairfax County Board of Elections site. Feel free to use the comments section of this post to report what you're hearing.

UPDATE 10:44 pm: In Prince William County, I'm really happy to see Justin Wilk (D) elected to the School Board! Bummed to see Andrea Bailey (D) lose to Maureen Caddigan (R), and really appalled at any "Democrat" who supprted Caddigan. And no, I'll never understand the appeal of crazy ol' Corey Stewart (R), who won by 14 points tonight over Democrat Rick Smith. Why, Prince William County, why?!? Oh yeah, good to see Ken Kookinelli's candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in PW County, Mike May, lose to Democrat Paul Ebert.
UPDATE 10:38 pm: The night gets better, as John Bell (D) declares victory! "The AP has just called my race, and I am humbled and honored to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. I want to thank both of my opponents for running hard-fought campaigns. I look forward to serving the people of the 87th District in Richmond."
UPDATE 10:24 pm: The AP has called it for Democrat John Bell in District 87. Cool! Also, in Loudoun County, with 82/94 precincts reporting, it's Democrat Phyllis Randall 37%- Charlie King (R) 30% - Scott York (I) 29.7%. Wow. Also in Loudoun, Democrat Kristen Umstattd won, which means there will be a 6-3 Republican board, down from 9-0 prior to this election. Strong night for Democrats in Loudoun! In the end, other than the Gecker loss, this was actually a strong night for Democrats in Virginia, much to many people's surprise!
UPDATE 10:09 pm: With 66/71 precincts reporting, it's Sen. John Edwards (D) comfortably ahead of Republican Nancy Dye, 19,153-16,257. Jeremy McPike (D) is also winning handily over Hal Parrish (R). So, in the end, it all came down to the Gecker vs. Sturtevant race, and unfortunately Democrats couldn't quite pull it out to take back control of the State Senate. Bummer.
UPDATE 10:03 pm: In Loudoun County, with 68/94 precincts reporting, Democrat Phyllis Randall leads Scott York (I) 38%-30% for Chair, followed by Republican Charlie King with 29%. Fascinating. In Fairfax County, with 23/24 precincts reporting, it's Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) leading 10,632-10,449 over Republican Craig Parisot. Too close for comfort!  Oh, and Jill McCabe just congratulated raging homopobe and all-around extremist nutjob Sen. Dick Black on his victory (gack!!!) tonight.
- See more at: http://www.bluevirginia.us/#sthash.yRuJJsbY.dpuf

Wednesday News: "By any objective measurement, the GOP had a bad night" in Virginia

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, November 4. It actually turned out to be a very good night in Northern Virginia (see photo at right, by Catherine Read, of victorious Fairfax Democrats celebrating), and to a somewhat lesser extent in Hampton Roads, Henrico County, Roanoke City, etc. The #1 unfortunate result of last night, which of course is what the corporate media blared in headlines, was that Democrats came up juuuuuuust short of taking back the State Senate. Other than that, though, not too shabby, and a major rebuke to the Republicans I saw predicting a GOP sweep last night and even that Virginia would return to being a "red state." Sorry, ain't happenin'. ;)
(lots more after the "flip")

Virginia Election Results 2015: Live Blog

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

by Lowell

It's 7 pm, and polls are now closed in Virginia. In this live blog of the election returns, I'll primarily be checking the State Board of Elections website (assuming it doesn't crash, as it so often does on election nights in Virginia), VPAP and the Fairfax County Board of Elections site. Feel free to use the comments section of this post to report what you're hearing.

UPDATE 10:44 pm: In Prince William County, I'm really happy to see Justin Wilk (D) elected to the School Board! Bummed to see Andrea Bailey (D) lose to Maureen Caddigan (R), and really appalled at any "Democrat" who supprted Caddigan. And no, I'll never understand the appeal of crazy ol' Corey Stewart (R), who won by 14 points tonight over Democrat Rick Smith. Why, Prince William County, why?!? Oh yeah, good to see Ken Kookinelli's candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in PW County, Mike May, lose to Democrat Paul Ebert.
UPDATE 10:38 pm: The night gets better, as John Bell (D) declares victory! "The AP has just called my race, and I am humbled and honored to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. I want to thank both of my opponents for running hard-fought campaigns. I look forward to serving the people of the 87th District in Richmond."
UPDATE 10:24 pm: The AP has called it for Democrat John Bell in District 87. Cool! Also, in Loudoun County, with 82/94 precincts reporting, it's Democrat Phyllis Randall 37%- Charlie King (R) 30% - Scott York (I) 29.7%. Wow. Also in Loudoun, Democrat Kristen Umstattd won, which means there will be a 6-3 Republican board, down from 9-0 prior to this election. Strong night for Democrats in Loudoun! In the end, other than the Gecker loss, this was actually a strong night for Democrats in Virginia, much to many people's surprise!
UPDATE 10:09 pm: With 66/71 precincts reporting, it's Sen. John Edwards (D) comfortably ahead of Republican Nancy Dye, 19,153-16,257. Jeremy McPike (D) is also winning handily over Hal Parrish (R). So, in the end, it all came down to the Gecker vs. Sturtevant race, and unfortunately Democrats couldn't quite pull it out to take back control of the State Senate. Bummer.
UPDATE 10:03 pm: In Loudoun County, with 68/94 precincts reporting, Democrat Phyllis Randall leads Scott York (I) 38%-30% for Chair, followed by Republican Charlie King with 29%. Fascinating. In Fairfax County, with 23/24 precincts reporting, it's Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) leading 10,632-10,449 over Republican Craig Parisot. Too close for comfort!  Oh, and Jill McCabe just congratulated raging homopobe and all-around extremist nutjob Sen. Dick Black on his victory (gack!!!) tonight.
- See more at: http://www.bluevirginia.us/#sthash.yRuJJsbY.dpuf

Live Election Results

November 3, 2015
Unofficial Results. Last SBE Update 12:31 a.m. State Board of Elections

19 Democrats

Republicans 21



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(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D1 (Miller) 59.19% 40.41% 0.40% 100.0%
D6 (Lewis) 59.33% 40.28% 0.40% 100.0%
D16 (Dance) 72.54% 0.00% 27.46% 100.0%
D21 (Edwards) 50.80% 42.52% 6.69% 100.0%
D29 (Colgan) 53.82% 45.83% 0.35% 100.0%
D30 (Ebbin) 74.95% 0.00% 25.05% 100.0%
D31 (Favola) 62.08% 37.51% 0.41% 100.0%
D33 (Wexton) 56.51% 43.17% 0.32% 100.0%
D35 (Saslaw) 73.34% 0.00% 26.66% 100.0%
D36 (Puller) 60.35% 39.24% 0.41% 100.0%
D37 (Marsden) 55.36% 44.42% 0.22% 100.0%
D39 (Barker) 53.63% 45.92% 0.45% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D2 (Locke) 94.20% 0.00% 5.80% 100.0%
D5 (Alexander) 95.47% 0.00% 4.53% 100.0%
D9 (McEachin) 95.09% 0.00% 4.91% 100.0%
D18 (Lucas) 95.73% 0.00% 4.27% 100.0%
D25 (Deeds) 97.35% 0.00% 2.65% 100.0%
D32 (Howell) 94.10% 0.00% 5.90% 100.0%
D34 (Petersen) 93.64% 0.00% 6.36% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D3 (Norment) 30.17% 69.17% 0.67% 100.0%
D7 (Wagner) 45.25% 53.56% 1.19% 100.0%
D8 (McWaters) 40.73% 58.52% 0.74% 100.0%
D10 (Watkins) 46.89% 49.57% 3.55% 100.0%
D11 (Martin) 30.56% 69.39% 0.05% 100.0%
D12 (Stosch) 38.18% 57.27% 4.55% 100.0%
D13 (Black) 47.44% 52.25% 0.31% 100.0%
D17 (Reeves) 37.67% 62.07% 0.26% 100.0%
D19 (Smith) 31.15% 64.05% 4.81% 100.0%
D20 (Stanley) 41.98% 57.69% 0.33% 100.0%
D26 (Obenshain) 31.05% 68.43% 0.52% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D4 (McDougle) 0.00% 96.04% 3.96% 100.0%
D14 (Cosgrove) 0.00% 92.47% 7.53% 100.0%
D15 (Ruff) 0.00% 98.64% 1.36% 98.5%
D22 (Garrett) 0.00% 95.40% 4.60% 100.0%
D23 (Newman) 0.00% 96.82% 3.18% 97.4%
D24 (Hanger) 0.00% 97.88% 2.12% 100.0%
D27 (Vogel) 0.00% 97.32% 2.68% 100.0%
D28 (Stuart) 0.00% 95.54% 4.46% 100.0%
D38 (Chafin) 0.00% 98.33% 1.67% 100.0%
D40 (Carrico) 0.00% 97.81% 2.19% 100.0%

Live Election Results

November 3, 2015
Unofficial Results. Last SBE Update 12:31 a.m. State Board of Elections

34 Democrats

Republicans 66






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(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D2 (Futrell) 49.22% 50.33% 0.45% 100.0%
D34 (Murphy) 50.37% 49.48% 0.15% 100.0%
D37 (Bulova) 57.29% 42.57% 0.15% 100.0%
D38 (Kory) 73.04% 0.00% 26.96% 100.0%
D43 (Sickles) 63.12% 33.28% 3.60% 100.0%
D46 (Herring) 66.63% 28.13% 5.24% 100.0%
D47 (Hope) 76.82% 0.00% 23.18% 100.0%
D71 (McClellan) 87.34% 0.00% 12.66% 100.0%
D74 (Bagby) 77.15% 0.00% 22.85% 100.0%
D93 (Mason) 54.61% 45.09% 0.31% 100.0%
D95 (BaCote) 74.73% 0.00% 25.27% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D11 (Rasoul) 96.14% 0.00% 3.86% 100.0%
D35 (Keam) 94.86% 0.00% 5.14% 100.0%
D36 (Plum) 93.91% 0.00% 6.09% 100.0%
D39 (Watts) 94.36% 0.00% 5.64% 100.0%
D41 (Filler-Corn) 92.79% 0.00% 7.21% 100.0%
D44 (Surovell) 94.71% 0.00% 5.29% 100.0%
D45 (Krupicka) 95.08% 0.00% 4.92% 100.0%
D48 (Sullivan) 95.36% 0.00% 4.64% 100.0%
D49 (Lopez) 95.60% 0.00% 4.40% 100.0%
D52 (Torian) 95.42% 0.00% 4.58% 100.0%
D53 (Simon) 95.41% 0.00% 4.59% 100.0%
D57 (Toscano) 97.10% 0.00% 2.90% 100.0%
D63 (Preston) 97.11% 0.00% 2.89% 100.0%
D69 (Carr) 97.41% 0.00% 2.59% 100.0%
D70 (McQuinn) 98.47% 0.00% 1.53% 100.0%
D75 (Tyler) 98.08% 0.00% 1.92% 100.0%
D77 (Spruill) 96.73% 0.00% 3.27% 100.0%
D79 (Joannou) 92.03% 0.00% 7.97% 100.0%
D80 (James) 94.73% 0.00% 5.27% 100.0%
D89 (Hester) 96.21% 0.00% 3.79% 100.0%
D90 (Lindsey) 96.34% 0.00% 3.66% 100.0%
D92 (Ward) 94.66% 0.00% 5.34% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D10 (Minchew) 37.74% 61.85% 0.40% 100.0%
D12 (Yost) 41.49% 58.22% 0.29% 100.0%
D13 (Marshall) 43.78% 55.96% 0.25% 100.0%
D20 (Bell) 0.00% 74.49% 25.51% 100.0%
D21 (Villanueva) 42.92% 56.58% 0.50% 100.0%
D24 (Cline) 28.92% 70.75% 0.34% 100.0%
D25 (Landes) 33.68% 66.16% 0.16% 100.0%
D27 (Robinson) 41.48% 58.52% 0.00% 100.0%
D28 (Howell) 39.27% 60.04% 0.69% 100.0%
D31 (Lingamfelter) 46.49% 53.34% 0.17% 100.0%
D32 (Greason) 47.86% 51.90% 0.25% 100.0%
D33 (LaRock) 36.36% 59.80% 3.84% 100.0%
D40 (Hugo) 34.60% 65.06% 0.34% 100.0%
D42 (Albo) 36.47% 63.29% 0.25% 100.0%
D50 (Miller) 41.14% 58.64% 0.23% 100.0%
D55 (Fowler) 39.47% 60.11% 0.42% 100.0%
D61 (Wright) 28.85% 71.05% 0.10% 100.0%
D62 (Ingram) 40.33% 59.41% 0.26% 100.0%
D68 (Loupassi) 37.27% 60.59% 2.14% 100.0%
D81 (Knight) 0.00% 68.65% 31.35% 100.0%
D82 (DeSteph) 34.55% 65.08% 0.38% 100.0%
D86 (Rust) 54.37% 40.27% 5.36% 100.0%
D87 (Ramadan) 49.77% 47.86% 2.37% 100.0%
D94 (Yancey) 42.14% 57.15% 0.70% 100.0%
D96 (Pogge) 0.00% 60.93% 39.07% 100.0%
D97 (Peace) 0.00% 78.26% 21.74% 100.0%
D100 (Bloxom) 42.49% 57.25% 0.26% 100.0%

(Incumbent) Dem GOP Other Precincts
D1 (Kilgore) 0.00% 98.51% 1.49% 100.0%
D3 (Morefield) 0.00% 99.15% 0.85% 100.0%
D4 (Pillion) 0.00% 98.79% 1.21% 100.0%
D5 (O'Quinn) 0.00% 98.70% 1.30% 100.0%
D6 (Campbell) 0.00% 98.37% 1.63% 100.0%
D7 (Rush) 0.00% 97.59% 2.41% 100.0%
D8 (Habeeb) 0.00% 96.03% 3.97% 100.0%
D9 (Poindexter) 0.00% 97.47% 2.53% 100.0%
D14 (Marshall) 0.00% 98.41% 1.59% 100.0%
D15 (Gilbert) 0.00% 97.78% 2.22% 100.0%
D16 (Adams) 0.00% 98.18% 1.82% 100.0%
D17 (Head) 0.00% 96.70% 3.30% 100.0%
D18 (Webert) 0.00% 96.92% 3.08% 100.0%
D19 (Austin) 0.00% 98.30% 1.70% 100.0%
D22 (Byron) 0.00% 96.02% 3.98% 100.0%
D23 (Garrett) 0.00% 84.20% 15.80% 100.0%
D26 (Wilt) 0.00% 93.78% 6.22% 100.0%
D29 (Berg) 0.00% 85.57% 14.43% 100.0%
D30 (Scott) 0.00% 97.90% 2.10% 100.0%
D51 (Anderson) 0.00% 93.89% 6.11% 100.0%
D54 (Orrock) 0.00% 96.40% 3.60% 100.0%
D56 (Farrell) 0.00% 96.79% 3.21% 100.0%
D58 (Bell) 0.00% 96.49% 3.51% 100.0%
D59 (Fariss) 0.00% 96.15% 3.85% 95.6%
D60 (Edmunds) 0.00% 99.43% 0.57% 97.9%
D64 (Morris) 0.00% 97.69% 2.31% 100.0%
D65 (Ware) 0.00% 98.69% 1.31% 100.0%
D66 (Cox) 0.00% 99.43% 0.57% 100.0%
D67 (LeMunyon) 0.00% 94.94% 5.06% 100.0%
D72 (Massie) 0.00% 94.03% 5.97% 100.0%
D73 (O'Bannon) 0.00% 94.31% 5.69% 100.0%
D76 (Jones) 0.00% 92.83% 7.17% 100.0%
D78 (Leftwich) 0.00% 91.31% 8.69% 100.0%
D83 (Stolle) 0.00% 95.10% 4.90% 100.0%
D84 (Davis) 0.00% 93.46% 6.54% 100.0%
D85 (Taylor) 0.00% 93.58% 6.42% 100.0%
D88 (Cole) 0.00% 93.58% 6.42% 100.0%
D91 (Helsel) 0.00% 94.92% 5.08% 100.0%
D98 (Hodges) 0.00% 98.41% 1.59% 100.0%
D99 (Ransone) 0.00% 95.74% 4.26% 100.0%