ELECTION 2019

Here we are, just a year and a half from the 2021 redistricting in the commonwealth, and Virginia finally has legitimate legislative and congressional maps following the politicized process in 2011.This resolution comes by way of a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week. A 5-4 majority of the...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tossed out an appeal in a high-profile racial gerrymandering case that challenged Virginia’s redrawn legislative districts. The high court ruled 5-4 that Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates did not have legal standing to pursue the appeal, a decision that allowed the justices...
Scandal-plagued former state Del. Joe Morrissey, who won his last election while serving a jail sentence on a sex charge, toppled a long-serving Democratic senator in Virginia’s primaries Tuesday, which saw upsets -- and near upsets -- on both sides of the aisle.Voters around the state sent mixed messages,...
The Virginia Public Access Project identified 10 primary elections over four years that may have had the most voters who cast ballots in the opposite party's contests."Virginia's open primary system creates the potential for candidates to make cross-party appeals or for members of one party to make mischief," VPAP...
It's primary day, and there are dozens of races across the state to pick official party candidates for the November elections, when all 140 seats in the General Assembly will be on the ballot, among other local races.Virginians need not be a member of party to vote in these...
FLOYD — Voters in Southwest Virginia’s open 4th House District will get a new delegate this fall, with a Republican contest that’s turned into a streetfight ahead of next week’s primary, and a Democratic candidate waiting in the wings.The winner of the Republican nomination, contested by third-generation candidate William...
Tina Freitas stood in a field wearing a jumbo-sized handgun on her hip as she ripped into her Republican primary opponent, Sen. Emmett Hanger, for voting against a bill this year that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons without a permit.“In Virginia, we have what we call...
GATE CITY — Many Americans are closely following the emerging race between President Donald Trump and a large field of Democratic challengers, but when Del. Todd Pillion told a group of Republicans that this election “is easily the most important that we’ve seen in a generation,” he wasn’t talking...
Sen. Jennifer McClellan's new political action committee isn't for a gubernatorial run — at least not yet.The Richmond Democrat launched Virginia United this week with the goal of helping capture the General Assembly.She announced Tuesday morning in a news release that the PAC has already raised $50,000 to support...
In the most recent election cycle, Democrats have been raking in donations from people giving $100 or less, according to a visualization by the Virginia Public Access Project.Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, reported $68,875 in small donations, the most of any General Assembly candidate. (VPAP's analysis includes all candidates running...