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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.

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Posted:November 4, 2008 at 8:37PM
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