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Early Voting Trends Nationwide

Posted: 10/31/2008 - As of Halloween, millions of Americans have already cast their ballots. And we're getting some possible clues about how the race may be going. You hear both Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama urging supporters to vote early. So far, some 17 million people in more than thirty states have already voted, either in person or by mail.

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Bill Richardson Campaigns for Obama at CHS

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Another Democrat VIP is stumping through the Commonwealth--New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Richardson is a former Democratic candidate vying for the White House. Now, he's rallying crowds for his former rival.

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Absentee Ballot Voting Soars in Virginia

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Not only has voter registration soared in Virginia, more than 300,000 people have already cast absentee ballots. At a news briefing Thursday in Richmond, officials with the State Board of Elections said the number of absentee ballots cast in Tuesday's presidential election could total 10 percent of the vote.

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NAACP Election Day Prep Hearing Cancelled

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The NAACP is reviewing new data on Virginia's preparations for Election Day. A lawyer for the civil rights group said the new information is why the NAACP withdrew its request for a hearing Thursday challenging the state's readiness for Tuesday's unprecedented voter turnout.

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Washington DC Is Poised to Get the Vote

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Outraged at having no vote in Congress, the District of Columbia expressed its indignation with the federal government in 2000 by introducing license plates that boldly proclaim "Taxation Without Representation." Now, with a more sympathetic Barack Obama leading in the polls and Democrats poised to widen their majorities in Congress, voting rights advocates believe their long-simmering frustration over the city's lack of representation could soon end.

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Polls Say Mark Warner Leads Senate Race by 26 Points

Updated: 10/29/2008 - In Virginia's Senate race between two former governors, Democratic candidate Mark Warner is leading in the polls with just six days left until Election Day. 58 percent support Democrat Mark R. Warner, while 32 percent support Republican Jim Gilmore, according to the AP-GfK poll.

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Three Free-Speech Groups Challenge Polling Day Dress Code in Virginia

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Three free-speech groups say they will file a lawsuit challenging Virginia's policy prohibiting voters from wearing T-shirts or other apparel with political messages at polling places. However, they don't plan to sue until after Election Day.

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McCain Palin Campaign Reportedly Seeing Internal Strife

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Thousands showed up to Monday's Sarah Palin rally in Fredericksburg, many of whom think Palin was a great choice for vice president, but there are reports that should McCain lose, senior advisers might blame the VP pick.

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NAACP Sues Kaine over Election Readiness

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The Virginia NAACP has sued Gov. Tim Kaine, arguing that the state failed to prepare for an unprecedented turnout of voters in next week's presidential election. The complaint alleges that with record increases in voter registration, the state failed to provide enough polling places.

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Obama Offers "Closing Argument"

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Barack Obama is closing his case for the presidency with a promise to restore economic prosperity and a sense of "higher purpose" to the nation. He told a raucous crowd in Canton, Ohio: "We are one week away from changing America." He said a vote for him on Election Day would be a vote for "hope over fear, unity over division" and "the promise of change over the power of the status quo."

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Palin Campaigns in Virginia

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says Democrats would raise taxes and "punish hard work." The Alaska governor spoke Monday as she began a three-city swing through Virginia, where Democrat Barack Obama is challenging the state's 40-year preference for Republican presidents.

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5th District Congressional Race Getting Tighter

Updated: 10/26/2008 - Candidates for Congress Tom Perriello (D) and Virgil Goode (R) are throwing the issues back and forth, especially as the gap between the two candidates grows smaller and smaller.

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Growing Asian-American Population in Va. Could Impact Election

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Asian-Americans are a growing, and increasingly vocal, segment of the pool of potential voters in Virginia. With over 300,000 voting-aged Asians in Virginia, the growing community could have a profound impact in the Commonwealth.

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VP Candidate Joe Biden to Rally in Virginia Friday and Saturday

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden has added two more campaign stops in Virginia. Biden will hold a community meeting Friday afternoon in Danville, followed by a previously scheduled appearance at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville.

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Joe Biden Campaigns in the Tar Heel State

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Joe Biden is back on the east coast Thursday night campaigning in North Carolina. Biden is on a bus tour of the Tar Heel state, stopping at three college campuses.

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McCain Rallies Blue Collar Workers in Florida Thursday

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Sen. John McCain kicked off his “Joe the Plumber” bus tour in Florida, aimed squarely at Florida’s blue collar workers and small business owners, whom McCain warned that Obama wanted to raise their taxes

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Barack Obama Takes A Break From Campaign Trail to Visit Sick Grandmother

Updated: 10/23/2008 - Barack Obama is taking a break from the campaign trail for a few days. He's taking time to fly to Hawaii and visit his sick grandmother. In an interview aired this morning on The CBS Early Show, Obama talked about the upcoming break, and why it's so important:

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Barack Obama Campaigns In Richmond

Updated: 10/22/2008 - Barack Obama was back in Virginia Wednesday, campaigning in Richmond with Governor Tim Kaine, and senatorial candidate Mark Warner. The economy was front and center as Obama talked to thousands at the Richmond Coliseum.

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