Jump directly to the content

Virginia Still Purple

My home state of Virginia, one of the key states in this election, is, at the moment, still purple–neither red nor blue. It's still pretty much a dead heat with 73 percent of the precincts reporting.

Much is at stake, including 13 electoral votes, in this traditionally Republican state, which has voted for only one Democratic presidential nominee, LBJ, in the last 50 years.

Nobody knows this more than McCain, who is suing the state to count military ballots.

The Dems know too: Joe Biden rushed to Virginia after casting his ballot in Delaware, campaigning for more votes.

Virginia was experiencing a record turnout in spite of bad weather–and in spite of reported equipment problems at some polling places, including one in Chesapeake where the line reached 1,000 people.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:November 4, 2008 at 8:37PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
God and America: It's Complicated
Surveys show fewer think America is a Christian nation, but many see ‘special relationship’ with God.
Burning Black Churches Rekindle Old Fears
(UPDATED) Two cases of arson found so far. Most weeks average five.
What Mark Driscoll Told Brian Houston at Hillsong Conference
(UPDATED) Debate continues over how long pastoral restoration should take.
Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage's Religious Liberty Ramifications Begins
(UPDATED) Liberty Institute sees good news, but other Christian legal groups disagree.
Christianity Today
Virginia Still Purple