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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:02 PM

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with state House win

Source: Politico

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party’s sweep of last month’s elections.

Republicans also claimed the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in the Nov. 2 election. Those wins were a dramatic turnaround in a state where the GOP had not won a statewide race since 2009.

The certified results from the election showed Republicans leading in 52 districts and the Democrats leading in 48. The recount in the 85th District race resulted in Democratic incumbent Alex Askew gaining 12 votes, but he still trailed Republican challenger Karen Greenhalgh by 115 votes. There was one contested ballot. The panel found that the intent of the voter was unclear, so that ballot was not counted for either candidate.


After Democrats requested recounts in two races with razor-thin margins, that left open the remote possibility of a 50-50 split.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/12/03/virginia-gop-election-sweep-523714

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Dec 3, 2021, 11:09 PM

1. Well that sucks.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:24 AM

2. Democrats still control the VA senate

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Response to Galraedia (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 06:23 PM

12. That's what I had read after

the VA election in November.. until 2022..

So why is the headline al "Sweep"?

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:13 PM

13. Probably because there weren't any Virginia State House elections up in 2021?

Just a guess.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 11:25 PM

15. Ah.. TY.. that could be.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:32 AM

3. K/R

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:51 AM

4. Democrats did not turn out

Biden received 2.4 million votes last year. McAuliffe only received 1.6 million votes. If just 10% to 20% more had voted it would be a whole different story.

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Response to videohead5 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:03 PM

11. At times it seems as though our side needs an enemy to vote against, to get our base to the polls,

but their side is committed to whoever runs as a repub.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 03:27 AM

5. Time To Invest In Funeral Homes And Graveyards And Coffin Builders And Crematoriums In Virginia

I have a bad feeling about this....

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:14 AM

6. Hope everyone pays attention to those results

There's not always a trump running to motivate turnout

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:20 AM

7. Democrats never learn....

then they cry when they lose rights, etc, Republicans will out vote Democrats in most off year elections. If there isn't a better campaign beside begging for money its will happen again .

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:57 AM

9. Campaigns need money. It's stupid to complain about that

especially with the media giving free time to Republicans.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:55 AM

8. Feel bad for those that voted democratic. But for those that didn't

fuck them.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 11:44 AM

10. More guns, more Bibles

less sanity

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 09:17 PM

14. Not good

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