Giovedi, 23 Novembre, 2017

Virginia's aggressive gerrymandering means voters can have Republican rule or nothing

Virginia voters to cast ballots in dual primary Primary Tuesday – Polls Open at 6 AM
Acilia Dean | 26 Giugno, 2017, 03:25

Coasting to a surprisingly easy win for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam heads into the fall election with an unexpected boost: Ed Gillespie's hard - and perhaps disputed - Republican victory, one viewed as fresh evidence of candidate-crippling discord within the GOP over President Donald Trump. At 8:45 p.m., Gillespie was ahead by 1,000 votes in Southwest Virginia, an area Stewart campaign in heavily. In some states, voters can only cast ballots for races in which they are registered.

Anyone not already registered won't be able to vote.

"Virginia will be more hotly contested than ever", said Stephen Farnsworth, a political analyst at the University of Mary Washington. He believes that many of Stewart's voters believed in his message attacking the political establishment, noting that he likely "tapped into the same things that caused Trump's win".

Northam received 55.9 percent of the vote in a two-way race with former congressman Tom Perriello, defeating the progressive by more than 64,000 votes.

The victor will replace Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is limited to one term.

President Donald Trump also has not endorsed a Republican candidate, even though his former Virginia state co-chairman, Corey Stewart, is attempting to capitalize on similarities between him and the president as a way to win the open seat. Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie won the Republican nomination in a close race.

Wagner, meanwhile, touted his experience as a veteran lawmaker who can fix the state's congested highways. He's accused Gillespie of trying to mislead voters with unrealistic promises to cut taxes as governor, while calling for a gas tax increase himself to pay for transportation projects.

Perriello campaigned on a promise to make Virginia "a firewall against hate, corruption and President Trump's assault on the Virginia values of decency and progress".


Virginia's gubernatorial contest has received widespread national attention as the swing state is one of only two states electing new governors this year.

But Frank Von Richter said he voted for Northam because he likes that the lieutenant governor is more "middle of the road" than Perriello and thinks he will work better with a Republican-controlled General Assembly.

Bryce Reeves and state Del.

Pemberton Township native Ed Gillespie has won the Republican nomination in Virginia's race for governor. Stewart has waged a campaign to protect Confederate monuments around the state and was the only candidate to not outright reject an alt-right rally in Charlottesville organized by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

In the primary for lieutenant governor, a post that often serves as a steppingstone to the governorship, Democrats chose Northern Virginia lawyer Justin Fairfax over retired prosecutor Gene Rossi and former lobbyist Susan Platt. None of the Democrats has ever held public office, though Fairfax narrowly lost the 2013 Democratic primary for attorney general to Mark Herring.

John Carr of Winchester, Va. walks into his polling place Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to vote in the Virginia Primary Election where a Republican and Democratic candidate for governor and lieutenant governor will be chosen. He was the Virginia co-chair of Trump's campaign but was sacked for participating in a protest outside the Republican National Committee offices in Washington.

At the polls Tuesday, Mr. Gillespie's backers said they hoped he could deliver a victory to a state Republican Party that has been on a losing streak. For the first time since the turn of the millennium, newcomers challenged Democratic incumbents in four districts, the Associated Press reports.

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