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  • Va. governor calls special session to redraw districts

    08/20/2018 9:32:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2018
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Monday called a special session on Aug. 30 for the Virginia General Assembly to redraw House of Delegates districts that a court said were gerrymandered. “It is in the public interest for the General Assembly to finalize constitutional maps as soon as possible — Virginians deserve that clarity,” Northam said in a statement. “I am calling a special session so we can focus our collective attention on doing what’s right: working together to draw lines that represent Virginians fairly.” The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled 2-1 in June that...
  • State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville

    08/08/2018 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/8/18 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday for Charlottesville, Virginia, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of last year’s deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally that left three dead and dozens injured. The state of emergency will last from Wednesday through the rally's anniversary Sunday. Northam said because of anniversary events, rallies, and protests planned in Charlottesville and in nearby Washington, D.C., he ordered a state of emergency to "prepare and coordinate our response to ensure the protection of residents’ lives, property, and Constitutional rights.”
  • Northam announces 141 new jobs in Henrico (Virginia)

    05/22/2018 12:57:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    WDBJ/Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 | WDBJ/Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A packaging company plans to expand in Virginia and create 141 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that TemperPack plans to spend $10.4 million on a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County.
  • After election wipeout, Va. House Republicans avoid hot-button bills on abortion, LGBT rights

    01/16/2018 1:06:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 14, 2018 | Graham Moomaw
    In addition to more than a dozen departed Republicans, something else seems to have gone missing this year from the Virginia House of Delegates: conservative bills on contentious social issues like abortion and LGBT rights. More than 1,300 pieces of legislation have been filed in the House so far, but there are no bathroom bills, no bills to protect opposition to gay marriage and no bills to restrict access to abortion. The filing deadline isn’t until Friday, but many of the Republican lawmakers who attached their names to headline-grabbing bills in past sessions say they won’t push the legislation again...
  • Incoming Virginia Gov: Banning Private Gun Sales a Priority for 2018

    01/10/2018 10:36:07 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Incoming Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) indicates that banning private gun sales in the state will be a priority for 2018. In other words, he will continue to pursue the gun controls that outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pursued but failed to secure. NBC Washington reports that Northam will be pushing “universal background checks for gun buyers.” This means private gun sales will be treated like retail sales, with a point-of-sale background checks required at time of purchase. Such a framework will require a law-abiding gun owner to seek out a government representative, a federal firearms license holder, and have...
  • With new clout, Virginia Democrats to push for gun control

    12/13/2017 9:45:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarah Rankin
    RICHMOND — Days after Virginia Democrats’ astounding Election Day successes, one of the state’s most influential gun rights groups sent a warning to its members. “Gun control will be coming at us hard and heavy,” the Virginia Citizens Defense League said in an email with the subject line “2017 Elections and the path ahead.” With the Democrats gaining clout, the group said, it expects a push for legislation in Virginia to implement universal background checks, ban assault weapons and restrict handgun purchases. The Defense League has urged members to reach out to non-gun owners to boost ownership and take off...
  • Five states seek to halt Trump's rollback of birth control mandate

    11/10/2017 5:08:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/10/17 | Robert King
    Five states are going to court to try to preserve an Obamacare mandate that forces employers and insurance plans to offer free birth control.California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia late Thursday filed a request for a preliminary injunction to stop federal regulations that weaken Obamacare’s birth control mandate. California had sued to stop the rollback after it was announced by the Trump administration in early October. “These backwards rules will deny millions of women across the U.S. access to healthcare, unconstitutionally permitting discrimination against women,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday about the new court filing. “The Affordable...
  • CAIR Exit Poll: 85 Percent of Virginia Muslim Voters Supported Northam

    11/08/2017 10:32:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | November 8, 2017
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with the Virginia Council of Muslim Organizations (VCMO), today released the results of an exit poll indicating that Muslim voters in Virginia strongly supported now governor-elect Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. The poll, conducted by an independent interactive voice response survey provider on behalf of CAIR and VCMO, indicated that 76 percent of registered Virginia Muslim voters turned out to the polls in the off-year election. CAIR said the more than 300 Muslim voters surveyed indicated the following preferences: Ralph Northam (D) 85% Ed Gillespie (R) 13% Cliff Hyra (L) 2%...
  • What Yesterday’s Elections Really Tell Us

    11/08/2017 10:05:58 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    There will be a lot of speculation and recrimination around the results of yesterday’s elections. The DNC will (and already are) claiming it as a rejection of President Trump, whilst the GOP is remaining somewhat silence. But what is the real deal here? Who truly won and lost, and what are the wider ramifications? The DNC, and most specifically Tom Perez, have bought themselves a stay of execution. After losing every major election since (and including) the presidency, they were sorely in need of a big win. Virginia (already Democrat headed) and New Jersey Governorships are not huge, but they...
  • Gun control advocates score wins in New Jersey, Virginia races

    11/08/2017 6:39:05 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 11/08/17 | Chris Eger
    Backed by a coalition of gun control groups, Phil Murphy won his race in New Jersey while Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam came out ahead in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Murphy, who will replace Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the Garden State and has pledged to get “tough on gun violence,” beat out his Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. In Virginia, Northam, who had President Obama talk gun politics on his behalf, bested Republican Ed Gillespie in a narrow finish. “Make no mistake: Gun violence prevention was on the ballot today and, despite the NRA spending millions, voters in Virginia and...
  • Democrat Northam wins Virginia governor's race

    11/07/2017 5:25:42 PM PST · by Coronal · 145 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 7, 2017 | Associated Press
    Democrat Ralph Northam has won Virginia's race for governor. Early unofficial results show Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie on Tuesday. Virginia's hard-fought race was closely watched as a swing-state test of President Donald Trump's popularity. Northam, a pediatric neurologist and the state's lieutenant governor, repeatedly tried to tie Gillespie to the president during months of divisive campaigning overshadowed by racial overtones and attack ads. Northam's victory was in large part due to a surge in anti-Trump energy since the president took office. Democrats said they had record levels of enthusiasm heading into the race. Gillespie kept Trump at a distance...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrat Ralph Northam Defeats Pro-Life Republican Ed Gillespie for Virginia Governor

    11/08/2017 6:10:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 8, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Once again, Virginia voters elected a radical pro-abortion governor in Democrat Ralph Northam. Northam beat pro-life Republican Ed Gillespie Tuesday in a closely watched race, the AP reports. NBC reports Northam won with 54 percent of the vote, while Gillespie received 45 percent. The current lieutenant governor, Northam raised nearly $11 million for his campaign, including huge contributions from the abortion industry. Earlier this year, the abortion business Planned Parenthood said it planned to spend $3 million to back Northam. Northam’s position on abortion is extreme and out of touch with most voters, according to the National Right to Life...
  • Thoughts And Analysis On Northam Win

    11/08/2017 3:51:03 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | November 8, 2017 | Pinkbell
    As I predicted, Northam won the Virginia governorship.  Some takeaways.  Some say it is a referendum on Trump, and that is indeed why Northam won.  Obviously, anti-Trump sentiment played a part in that.  However, I don't believe Trump himself is necessarily the primary reason that he won because Trump himself lost the state, and this wasn't a Trump guy.  Here is some analysis: 1. Trump lost the state of Virginia by 5% points.  This was in an election where people stayed home because they weren't enthused about Hillary.  Trump's approval rating is very low in Virginia (low 30s).  More Democrats...
  • Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

    11/07/2017 11:19:32 PM PST · by advance_copy · 81 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 11/8/2017 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - US Democrats claimed a resounding win Tuesday in a crucial governor's race in Virginia, dealing a blow to Donald Trump's politics of division and testing the president's influence ahead of larger battles in 2018 and 2020. The marquee race has national ramifications as a test for the Republican Party and their combative leader, and Democrats came out on top
  • Live Election Report From Virginia

    11/07/2017 10:38:40 AM PST · by SarahPalin2012 · 589 replies
    I just voted in SW Virginia. Rural area, goes usually about 58-42 for the good guys (or at least the less-evil guys). More cars than usual for off year elections but no real wait inside. This was about noon. I'd guess that it was half of 2016 (Trump), and about equal to when Cuccinelli lost a very close race without any establishment help in 2013 to McAuliffe. Although the Dems have an edge in VA now, I still think it is very winnable for Republicans. My hope is that we pull out a win in a close election. For those...
  • Vanity - Critical path election today for Democrats - Virginia.

    11/06/2017 11:07:36 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 62 replies
    Well....today is the day...Election Day in Virginia. Virginia voters "all", the future of our nation is in your votes today. If you turnout in massive numbers and cast your votes for Republican Ed Gillespie to become the next Governor of Virginia, you will accomplish three great positive things immediately, for your state and for your country This election is a "critical path one" because it can set the tone and direction of all politics in the USA for the next ten to twenty years. If your elect Ed Gillespie as your Governor, he brings, beside his election, two things with...
  • Fox News Poll: Race for Virginia governor remains tight

    11/06/2017 7:33:25 AM PST · by Truth29 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | Dana Blanton
    With the election just a day away, Democrat Ralph Northam holds a five-point edge over Republican Ed Gillespie in the close race to succeed Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe.
  • Gillespie ahead by 3 points in new Virginia poll

    11/05/2017 3:57:32 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/04/2017 | Josh Delk
    Republican Ed Gillespie is now narrowly leading the Virginia gubernatorial race by 3 points, according to a new poll, just three days before Tuesday's election. The new poll of likely Virginia voters by Republican firm Optimus/Firehouse Strategies over Wednesday and Thursday shows Gillespie leading his Democratic opponent Ralph Northam by 40.4 percent to 37.4 percent. His lead is just outside the poll's margin of error. Recent polls have suggested a late-game comeback for Gillespie, who trailed Northam by a small margin for recent months of the race, with a Friday poll showing the two locked in a dead heat at...
  • Gillespie stokes culture wars with NFL kneeling mailer in campaign’s closing days

    11/04/2017 2:58:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 11/3/17 | Laura Vozzella and Fenit Nirappil
    RICHMOND — Republican Ed Gillespie, already capitalizing on Confederate monuments and Latino gangs, has added national anthem protests to the red-meat smorgasbord he’s serving up in the homestretch of the Virginia governor’s race. A Gillespie flier publicized on Twitter Friday bears an image of a kneeling football player, raising an emotionally charged issue on which Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam essentially agree. “You’d never take a knee,” it says. “So take a stand on election day.”
  • Vanity - Virginia Governor Race Polls.....Tied?

    11/03/2017 11:47:14 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    They done did it again.....the pollsters, my oh my!!! Twas just a few days ago when a few Virginia Governor polls had Obambot/Clinton/McAuliffe, Democrat Ralph Northam beating out Republican, Ed Gillispie by some 53% to 38%, with a supposed, massive, 15% lead. As of today,......a whole pack of pollsters now tell us peons, the race has, in just three days time passage, that the polls now show a dead heat tie between Northam & Gillespie, with a few showing Gillespie with a 2% lead. That folks is what is called "Time for CYA"!!! Amazing!!! The truth....we will have to wait...