Earlier this year, the Virginia Department of Elections found a series of security issues with WINVote machines used across the state — and now localities are trying to find alternatives, which will include hand-counting ballots.
Mayor Bill Euille faces challenges from former Mayor Kerry Donley and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. A new Metro station and a Department of Defense facility on the West End were points of contention at a debate Tuesday night.
"Most of the seats are already clearly Democratic or clearly Republican, the handful of seats that might flip get all the attention and all the money," says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.
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