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Running an election every year costs more money, that’s the bottom line, but it’s tough to pin down exactly how much more.  

Should voters have more choices when they are at the polls? One Virginia congressman wants to create a new system of ranked choice voting.


Who are the people running against all those incumbent members of the Virginia General Assembly this year? And just how rich are they?

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Republicans have controlled Virginia’s House of Delegates for almost two decades.  At the height of their power they outnumbered Democrats two-to-one.

But shifting demographics, and a fierce backlash to President Trump, has put the party on defense.

The 2018 election is now in the books. But get ready for the next election cycle because the primary is only about seven months away.