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Gov. McDonnell Not Concerned About Polling Problems

Long lines snagged many polling locations in Virginia on Election Day, some lasting long after polls officially closed at 7 p.m., but the governor of the commonwealth says he won't rush to address the problem before a review.

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Analysis: Northern Virginia Demographics Spur Obama, Kaine Wins

The state of Virginia has switched from being a red state to a swing state. According to Shane Goldmacher of National Journal, it's the demographic changes in Northern Virginia that is raising the commonwealth's profile.

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GOP Doesn't Relinquish Any House Seats In Virginia

Virginia Democrats weren't able to pick up any House seats in yesterday's general election, even as they were celebrating victories in the presidential and U.S. Senate races.

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Democrats In Alexandria Celebrate City, State Wins

Democrats in Virginia scored a big win statewide last night, but Alexandria Democrats were also celebrating. Two Republican incumbents on the city council were unseated, while Democratic Mayor Bill Euille held his seat. 

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Kaine Wins Virginia Senate Seat; Victory Takes Allen Supporters By Surprise

Virginians elected Democrat Tim Kaine as its next U.S. Senator, despite former Gov. George Allen leading Kaine for much of election night. In a concession speech, Allen reached across the aisle to try and put the campaign behind them.

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Election 2012: Analyzing The Results

An early look at the results of Tuesday's election and what they mean both for the Washington region and the rest of the country.

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Virginia's Kaine, Allen Spent Most On U.S. Senate Race

Virginia's senate race is officially the most expensive in the country, and polls are still showing that it's very close between former governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R). 

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Voter Turnout Expected To Be Near 2008 Levels In Virginia

Voter turnout in Virginia is expected to be near the levels of the 2008 general election, and the number of early voters in the state thus far has local officials thinking they're on track to beat the records. 

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Long Night Ahead For Candidates As Virginia Takes To Polls

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Virginia is deadlocked heading into Election Day, and with the margins in the Presidential and Senate races expected to be small, Tuesday might be a long day for the candidates.

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Opposition To Early Voting In Virginia Goes Back Centuries

The lack of true early voting in Virginia has roots that go back through much of political history. The story is much the same as it is now — one party feels the other stands to gain more by its addition.

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