Skip to comments.Virginia governor's race too close to call
Posted on 11/05/2013 6:04:02 PM PST by Maceman
The polls are now closed in Virginia, and Fox News can report that Democrat Terry McAulliffe has a slight lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, although it is too early to call the race.
According to the latest wave of Fox News exit polls, the surprising closeness of the race can be attributed - in part - to the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare.
Virginia voters in general oppose ObamaCare by a margin of 53 to 45 percent, according to exit polls. Of those who oppose the law, 80 percent voted for Cuccinelli and 11 percent voted for McAuliffe.
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The one nice thing about this election is that in the weeks leading up to it, we in Pennsylvania vot(my home state) were not drenched in the sewage of negative campaign commercials. We won’t be so lucky next year. I feel sorry for our friends in VA who must have been absolutely clobbered by this garbage. If only there was a way to convince local TV and radio not to run this malignant drivel. One more way we in the USA are the laughingstock of the developed world. Rant over.
Looks like maybe that Tea Party is not as dead as the Hard Liquor party hoped.
11% ride the shortbus.
Please God, Pull Ken across the finish line!
This is why they need blind instantaneous reporting of results from the precincts. No one can manufacture just enough votes to win in a close race if they don’t know what the other precincts are reporting.
You are talking about significant earnings for the TV and Radio stations. They probably would like year round campaigns.
Dems will hold back the votes from the DC burbs and Richmond until they know how many they need, then they’ll tally the dead votes. Mcauliffe is in the lead by 11pm. It gets called for Mc by midnight. VA gets what they deserve.
Sounds like the Dem strongholds are slow in reporting. Reminds me of the Cleveland and Miami vote tallies in Nov 2012. They waited to report until they knew how many votes they needed to put Obama over the top in Ohio and Florida. If Cuccunelli isn’t winning by 4-5%, they will manufacture the win for McAuliffe. Lie, cheat, steal......it’s the Dem way!
I hate to tell y’all this, but this is the Clinton crowd. You just KNOW they have some ballot boxes stuffed here and there.
Most Republican leaning precincts have already been counted. There are scads of Democrat leaning counties yet to be counted.
Not only will McAuliffe win, he may win by a margin greater than the percentage of votes going to the Libertarian.
The only silver lining on this gray cloud is that the idiots who keep chiming in with "Don't waste your vote on Third Parties" won't have much to whine about.
Maybe....you should really offer proof about such accusations. Without it, you just sound paranoid.
As Attorney General, Cuccinelli should know exactly which ballot boxes should be guarded tonight and the recount should be filed immediately. If anyone thinks Democrats don’t steal most elections, they are stupid.
Northern VA, is. The rest of us have to suffer with the crap they pull.
80% of 53 is 42.4. That’s Cuccinelli’s starting point.
The question is, did he pull enough people who support ObamaCare (possible that some ObamaCare supporters were pulled over to him because of McAuliffe’s corruption).
Fox isn’t reporting how the people who supported the law broke. That’s worrisome, because if they have the numbers for how it broke for Cuccinelli they also must have the numbers for how it broke for McAwful. But they aren’t releasing them.
Don’t worry, if the dims are close they will win the election in the northern Va DC suburbs. Or they will find enough votes in car trunks, trash cans, or Dim campaign headquarters to ensure MacThief wins.
“Fox News can report that Democrat Terry McAulliffe has a slight lead over Republican Ken Cuccinell”
this is not true , I am sitting here watching Fox and they are reporting Cuccinelli with the slight lead .
Who is spinning this story and why ?
Drudge just updated:
Cuccinelli - 47.2%
McCauliffe - 46.0%
WSLS had Cuccinellie ahead a point or two at 74% reporting.
Watch for the Obama effect where votes of the necessary amount magically appear from slow reporting predominately minority precincts. HOPE not but you know what I’m sain.
It is close enough that the demonrats can manufacture enough votes.
This does make my case yet again for no early or absentee voting.
1. Open polls for 24 hours.
2. Turn in all results at the same time.
3. No same day registration
4. Require another ID even an ETB or SS card but check the numbers to ensure there is no duplication.
5. No results can be added after the precinct signs on the delivered boxes.
6. If ballot boxes are not delivered by two hours after the close of polls then none will be accepted.
7. Release no results until all votes are counted.
This would make the elections harder to rig because you could not have
Per Drudge with 83% Reporting
Cuccinelli - 47.1%
McAulliffe - 46.0%
Does Senator Al Franken ring a bell ?
I dont think cooch can hang on .and it is a case of Sarvis hurting Cooch.
How about a 3,000 vote change by county staff in the original posted early voting tally. This was in order to win by over 1,000 and then a complete effort to stop a recount and finally on the last day, hiding in a room until too late to report the vote count to the state...original vote count stands! BYE-BYE Republican!
307 votes in a small rural district of 7 registered voters?
You need to research it!
MAybe. How many felons and convicts are there in Virginia.
now they are calling it , even with Cuccinelli thousands of votes ahead
FNC just called it for McCauliflower.
Sorry to report that Fox News just called it for McAuliffe.
I’m watching the Detroit mayoral race out of morbid curiosity. (Both Democrats) Mike Duggan currently leading 52% to 48% with 12% reporting. Duggan is inexplicably favored to win.
It was more of a horse race than I thought it would be...
Terry McAulliffe???? What? Is there some major crack smoking going down in Virginia?
Alas. Another crook. What is wrong with America?!
What a sad state of affairs!
and that should scare the cr$p atta the Dems who are up for reelection.
The margin is going to be under 15,000 votes and the Libertarian is up around 120,000.
Send me the link. Its your accusation, not mine. Hey, it could be true.....
he’s no libertarian. he’s a lino.. He is a rat plant.
It’s not too close to call. Seeing as how there’s a 400 vote difference with around %87 of precincts reports and considering that there are still 50+ Fairfax County precincts left to report, Cuccinelli loses, primarily due to the Libertarian sucking over 100k votes from his totals.
FOX JUST CALLED FOR THE BAG MAN!!!
The LIBERAL fake Libertarian being funded by the democrats stole votes from the Republicans. McPhuckhead got a minority of the vote.
Third party is a guarantee of a GOP loss.
Virginia has been trending democrat in recent years hasn’t it? Lots of government employees there.
Fox just called it for McAuliffe.
3rd party funded by Obozo and Soros in this case.
while there good reason to blame them. You also have to blame the GOP they ran the other way, witheld money and even backed the rat over ken. The GOP blew it. Out spent by 20 to 1 and still almost won it.
The good thing is that VA Governor can only serve a single 4-year term.
Virginia will become Maryland. No difference.
Third party voting will do that more times than I care to count.