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Loudoun County Voters Go To Polls

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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...


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