UPDATE 12:01 pm 11/3 – 11th District race: Washington Post reports there are hundreds of provisional ballots that still need to be counted. Post-election canvassing will take days and can change the totals. Also, WTOP says the recount would begin on November 22 after unofficial results are announced.
UPDATE 11:52 am 11/3 – All precincts reporting:
Connolly 111,515 (49.19%)
Fimian 110,695 (48.83%)
Statement from Fimian:
“There are still votes that have not been counted, and we have seen from experience with close elections in Virginia in 2005, 2006, and 2008 that candidates’ vote totals can change by hundreds or even thousands of votes in the post-election canvass process.”
UPDATE 10:45 am 11/3 – Absentee ballots have been counted. Fimian wins absentees in Prince William & Fairfax City and loses absentees in Fairfax County by four votes. No word yet on the last two precincts and provisional ballots still aren’t counted.
UPDATE 10:00 am 11/3 – In the 11th District, Keith Fimian trails Gerry Connolly in the 8th District by 487 votes or 0.21% with two precincts and all absentee ballots yet to be reported. There were problems with machines at the two precincts and they are being counted right now at the Fairfax County Government Center. Also, 26,000 absentee ballots have yet to be reported, and a recount is likely in any case.
UPDATE 9:08 pm – Jim Moran defeats Patrick Murray to win his 11th term. More coming soon.
UPDATE 7:45 pm – Frank Wolf wins in the 10th District!
UPDATE: Live election results from the Virginia State Board of Elections are available here starting at 7 pm. The page refreshes automatically as new results become available.
It’s time! The polls are OPEN!
This is arguably the most momentous election in the history of the country. Today, we look at who we are and decide who we want to be in the future; if we to be the first generation to pass off a nation worse than when we found it, or if we want to our kids to enjoy liberty and prosperity. You need to vote!
Polls open at 6:00 am and will stay open until 7:00 pm. To find your polling place, click here. Go vote before or after work, during your lunch break, whenever you have time. If you need transportation to your polling place, or if you can spare just an hour or two to volunteer to hand out sample ballots, transport voters to the polls, be a pollwatcher, or do any other vital task, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to your precinct captain.
The Murray for Congress headquarters will open at 5:00 am. You can drop by at any point to volunteer — phone calls are especially important, and even just a half hour will help! The campaign headquarters is in Old Town Alexandria on 801 N. Fairfax St. The Kelly for Arlington County Board campaign also needs volunteers to make phone calls, and their headquarters is located in the first floor of 405 S. Glebe Rd. in Arlington.
You can get live results from the Virginia State Board of Elections website here (the link to general election results will be posted by 7:00). Also, local news outlets such as WTOP, NewsChannel 8, etc. will have coverage of local races.
Patrick Murray’s campaign will be holding its Election Night victory party at 7:00 pm at Bailey’s Sports Grille, 4238 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, where they will have TVs and Wi-Fi for live results. The restaurant is down the street from Ballston Common Mall and the Ballston-MU Metro station on the Orange Line. $1 parking is available at the mall. Mark Kelly’s victory party will be at 7:30 pm at Hard Times Cafe, 3028 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, down the street from Clarendon Metro on the Orange Line. In the 11th District, Keith Fimian’s victory party will be at 7:30 pm at the Mason Inn, 4352 Mason Pond Drive in Fairfax (adjacent to George Mason University).
It’s going to be a great day — Onward to victory!