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Virginia governor's race too close to call
Fox News ^ | November 5, 2013

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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1 posted on 11/05/2013 6:04:02 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman

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.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 6:04:50 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: Maceman

Looks like maybe that Tea Party is not as dead as the Hard Liquor party hoped.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 6:05:24 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Maceman
Of those who oppose the law, 80 percent voted for Cuccinelli and 11 percent voted for McAuliffe.

11% ride the shortbus.

4 posted on 11/05/2013 6:05:43 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Maceman

Please God, Pull Ken across the finish line!


5 posted on 11/05/2013 6:06:41 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Maceman

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.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 6:07:35 PM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: steelhead_trout

You are talking about significant earnings for the TV and Radio stations. They probably would like year round campaigns.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 6:08:07 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Maceman

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.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 6:10:39 PM PST by wny
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To: Maceman

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!


9 posted on 11/05/2013 6:10:39 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Maceman

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.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 6:11:10 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: RightGeek
I've got nothing against campaign ads per se. But negative ads are malum in se. They demoralize the populace and do nothing to educate, nor do they give any idea what the candidate's position is or what he actually would like to accomplish. Campaign ads should, in the words of a popular song "accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." Let the broadcasters make their money with positive, informative ads.
11 posted on 11/05/2013 6:11:45 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: JaguarXKE
Virginia is a suburb of DC. Housing prices are so jacked up in DC, and the liberal reality of Maryland is so scary that liberals have moved en masse to Virginia.

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.

12 posted on 11/05/2013 6:11:49 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: originalbuckeye

Maybe....you should really offer proof about such accusations. Without it, you just sound paranoid.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 6:13:07 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Maceman

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.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 6:13:25 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Virginia is a suburb of DC

Northern VA, is. The rest of us have to suffer with the crap they pull.

15 posted on 11/05/2013 6:15:23 PM PST by verga (I refuse to apologize for being Catholic, I was raised to think for myself.)
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To: Maceman

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.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 6:15:30 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Maceman

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.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 6:16:52 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Maceman

“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 ?


18 posted on 11/05/2013 6:16:52 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Maceman

Drudge just updated:

Cuccinelli - 47.2%
McCauliffe - 46.0%


19 posted on 11/05/2013 6:17:02 PM PST by Faith
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To: Maceman

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.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 6:17:37 PM PST by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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


21 posted on 11/05/2013 6:18:56 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Maceman
Just keep counting till the DemoRat wins by 25%.
22 posted on 11/05/2013 6:20:06 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Recompennation

Per Drudge with 83% Reporting

Cuccinelli - 47.1%
McAulliffe - 46.0%


23 posted on 11/05/2013 6:20:36 PM PST by Faith
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To: Mustangman; originalbuckeye

Does Senator Al Franken ring a bell ?


24 posted on 11/05/2013 6:22:14 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Maceman

I dont think cooch can hang on….and it is a case of Sarvis hurting Cooch.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 6:23:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Mustangman

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!


26 posted on 11/05/2013 6:23:24 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Ouderkirk

MAybe. How many felons and convicts are there in Virginia.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 6:24:08 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: LeoWindhorse

now they are calling it , even with Cuccinelli thousands of votes ahead


28 posted on 11/05/2013 6:25:32 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Maceman

FNC just called it for McCauliflower.


29 posted on 11/05/2013 6:25:46 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Call all of your Va. contacts and remind them to vote for Cooch on Tuesday.)
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To: MrChips

Sorry to report that Fox News just called it for McAuliffe.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 6:26:11 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Navy Patriot

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.

http://www.freep.com/section/NEWS150101/Wayne-County-City-of-Detroit-election-results


31 posted on 11/05/2013 6:26:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mountain Mary

It was more of a horse race than I thought it would be...


32 posted on 11/05/2013 6:26:45 PM PST by paul544
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To: Maceman

Terry McAulliffe???? What? Is there some major crack smoking going down in Virginia?


33 posted on 11/05/2013 6:26:51 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: VideoDoctor

Alas. Another crook. What is wrong with America?!


34 posted on 11/05/2013 6:27:52 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: VideoDoctor

What a sad state of affairs!


35 posted on 11/05/2013 6:28:37 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: paul544

and that should scare the cr$p atta the Dems who are up for reelection.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 6:29:02 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Call all of your Va. contacts and remind them to vote for Cooch on Tuesday.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The margin is going to be under 15,000 votes and the Libertarian is up around 120,000.


37 posted on 11/05/2013 6:29:08 PM PST by FXRP
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To: 3D-JOY

Send me the link. Its your accusation, not mine. Hey, it could be true.....


38 posted on 11/05/2013 6:30:15 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: FXRP

he’s no libertarian. he’s a lino.. He is a rat plant.


39 posted on 11/05/2013 6:30:34 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Maceman

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.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 6:31:09 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: cableguymn

FOX JUST CALLED FOR THE BAG MAN!!!


41 posted on 11/05/2013 6:31:33 PM PST by acapesket
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; MrChips

The LIBERAL fake Libertarian being funded by the democrats stole votes from the Republicans. McPhuckhead got a minority of the vote.


42 posted on 11/05/2013 6:31:43 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: FXRP

Third party is a guarantee of a GOP loss.


43 posted on 11/05/2013 6:32:17 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: Mountain Mary

Virginia has been trending democrat in recent years hasn’t it? Lots of government employees there.


44 posted on 11/05/2013 6:32:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Maceman

Fox just called it for McAuliffe.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 6:34:25 PM PST by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Benito Cereno

3rd party funded by Obozo and Soros in this case.


46 posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:05 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Impy

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.


47 posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:13 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: acapesket

The good thing is that VA Governor can only serve a single 4-year term.


48 posted on 11/05/2013 6:35:25 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Virginia will become Maryland. No difference.


49 posted on 11/05/2013 6:36:41 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Impy

Third party voting will do that more times than I care to count.


50 posted on 11/05/2013 6:36:49 PM PST by entropy12 (With no fear of re-election, Obama is becoming more radical left..thanks a lot all you who abstained)
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