It ended up being a tighter race later into the night than was expected — McAuliffe underperformed relative to expectations, leaving Cuccinelli ahead with over 80% of Virginia’s precincts reporting. But alas, for the conservative Attorney General, the latest of the votes to come in were from heavily Democratic precincts, Fairfax and Norfolk in particular, putting the longtime Clinton ally into the lead for good.
21:50 // 4 months ago
The Lieutenant Governor’s race, on the other hand, has been called in favor of Democrat Ralph Northram, defeating the controversial Republican E. W. Jackson (who, among other things, believed yoga left people open to satanic influence). We’ll update with the results of the top-ticket race as soon as it’s announced.
20:55 // 4 months ago
The final breakdown: 285 representatives voted to pass the Senate’s bill to end the government shutdown and avert the nation’s impending default by raising the debt limit, with 144 voting in opposition. President Obama has already said he’ll sign the bill when it reaches him — we’ve managed to dodge national default yet again, gang!
22:26 // 4 months ago