Election 2020

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Officials with Virginia’s Department of Elections say it’s been a smooth election day so far.

There have been some minor and routine issues with voting machines. No reports of voter intimidation.

Reporters Mallory Noe-Payne and Michael Pope found lines to be be short, and voters moving quickly through the polls.  

Va. Dept. of Elections Reports Few Problems

Nov 3, 2020

Going into the last hours of voting, election officials are optimistic that high early voting numbers mean smooth voting for those planning to still cast their votes today.

2.75 million Virginians already cast their votes early.  That’s 69% of 2016’s total turnout. 


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As Election Day draws closer, Virginia is one of several states deemed to have a moderate risk of increased activity from militia groups. That’s according to a recent report from the research group MilitiaWatch. But Virginians do have legal protections against voter intimidation at the polls. 

 This year, Virginia is seeing a record number of votes cast before election day. And that’s going to change everything about what we once called, “Election Night.”