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Former Governors Warner and Gilmore Down to the Wire in Senate Race

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Former Governors Mark Warner and Jim Gilmore are both battling for retiring U.S Senator John Warner's seat. Mark Warner cast his ballot during a stop in Alexandria Tuesday. The popular candidate has been the run-a-way favorite the whole campaign.

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Twice as Many Virginians Are Voting

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Virginians are voting at a record-setting pace. The executive secretary of the State Board of Elections said at a briefing in Richmond that 30 percent to 40 percent of the state's more than 5 million registered voters had cast ballots Tuesday morning.

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McCain Votes in Arizona, Returns to the Campaign Trail

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Republican John McCain showed Election Day optimism by flashing a thumbs-up sign Tuesday after casting his ballot for president at a church near his home. Shortly after voting, McCain flew to a rally in Grand Junction, Colo., and he planned to visit a volunteer site in New Mexico before returning to Phoenix. That's a break from his Election Day tradition of watching a movie before election results begin to come in.

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Obama Votes in Chicago, Campaigns in Indiana

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama made a final-hour push for Republican-leaning Indiana on Tuesday after casting his own ballot in Chicago with his young daughters at his side. "It's going to be tight as a tick here in Indiana," Obama told volunteers in Indianapolis trying to get out the vote for the Democratic ticket with only seven hours to go in the area's balloting. "So the question is who wants it more."

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Turnout High Across the Country, Few Problems Reported

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Long lines and malfunctioning machines greeted voters Tuesday as polls across the country were deluged by people wanting to cast ballots in this historic race between Barack Obama and John McCain. In Virginia, where a Democrat has not won the presidential race since 1964, several counties experienced paper jams and balky touch-screen devices. In Richmond, a precinct opening was delayed because the person who had the keys overslept.

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Update: Source of Phony Election Flier in VA Found

Posted: 11/03/2008 - State elections officials have identified the person responsible for a phony election flier that told Republicans to vote on Tuesday and Democrats to vote a day later. State Board of Elections Secretary Nancy Rodrigues said Monday the flier bearing the Virginia seal and the elections board logo was a joke that got out of control. The flier was distributed early last week across Hampton Roads. State police confirmed it also was distributed by e-mail.

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New Poll Shows Perriello Closing the Gap

Updated: 11/03/2008 - In the Fifth District Congressional race, a new poll by WDBD/SurveyUSA shows Republican Virgil Goode's lead over Democrat Tom Perriello is down to three points. That is within the poll's 4% margin of error.

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McCain Campaign Sues Virgina's Electoral Board

Posted: 11/03/2008 - John McCain's campaign sued Virginia's electoral board Monday, hours before the election, seeking to force the state to count late-arriving overseas military ballots. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to order the State Board of Elections to count any overseas absentee ballots sent by November 4 and received by local election officials as late as November 14.

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Campaign Managers and Gov. Kaine Hit the Talk Show Circuit

Updated: 11/02/2008 - With less than 48 hours until Election Day, the candidates are not the only ones making campaign stops. Both Barack Obama and John McCain's campaign managers made appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows, and Governor Tim Kaine is weighing in.

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Why Different Polls Show Different Numbers

Updated: 10/31/2008 - It's hard not to see new presidential polls everyday. But why are there large variations? One politics professor from UVa we talked with says there are several factors but it's the trends that are more important than the numbers.

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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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