Government & Politics

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Members of the General Assembly are preparing for the upcoming session, and a number of key issues are emerging. But there’s one issue that’s not expected to be part of the discussion.

Associated Press

Now that Election 2016 has come and gone, the politics of Election 2017 are already moving into place. And, as Michael Pope reports, the election of Donald Trump as president could have a strong influence on the race for governor next year.


Last night’s results were off from what most polls showed leading up to Election Day. Virginia is one of the only states to stay the predicted course, though it was closer than anticipated.

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The all-time high point for turnout in Virginia for modern elections was in 1992.

Jeff Auth at English Wikipedia

When Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, many Democrats worried that college students – an important voting block for Barack Obama – might not vote this time around, but Sandy Hausman found strong interest when talking to students in Charlottesville and Richmond.