: News

Loudoun County Voters Go To Polls

Play associated audio

Voters in Loudoun County are casting their vote for Governor, but its not yet clear for who.

Unlike the national elections one year ago there have been no lines at Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Sterling, but the stream of voters has been consistent according, to volunteer Rachael Sargent.

"Its been steady. People have been coming in and out regularly," said Sargent. "There hasn't been a dead time at all."

Some pollsters have suggested that Virginia's gubernatorial election could be a referendum on the Obama presidency. However, a recent Washington Post poll indicated 70 percent of Virginia voters said that Obama would not be a factor in their choice for governor.

Angie Scribner, who recently casted her vote, said she agrees. "That has no bearing for me as far as voting for governor," said Scribner.

Also on Virginia's ballot are the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general. In the first, Democrat Jody Wagner is challenging Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who is seeking a second term. Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Steve Shannon both Fairfax county legislators hope to be attorney general.

For Scribner, the issues are important but so is party affiliation. "I don't know, transportation is a big one, and job creation," said Scribner. "But I mostly vote party lines for elections like these."

In addition, 69 of Virginia's 100 house seats are being contested. Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m.

Elliott Francis reports...

NPR

Barbershop: UofL Basketball Ban, Football Concussions And The NFL Women's Summit

ESPN contributor Kevin Blackistone, Bloomberg View's Kavitha Davidson and The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery talk about the UofL basketball team, public opinion of the NFL, and women in sports.
NPR

After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
NPR

On The Clock: Rubio Gets The Most Talking Time In Tonight's Debate

It was the last debate before the New Hampshire primary and Donald Trump was back onstage. Which GOP candidate ended up with the most talking time?
NPR

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.