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Affirming Our Vibrant Democracy, Virginia Officials Will Draw a Name to Determine Winner of House Race

Nearly eight weeks of a truly harrowing ballot recount debacle will come to a close tomorrow, when Virginia officials will finally determine the winner of a tied, highly contested state house race in the state’s 94th district in the most democratic way possible: by randomly drawing a name out of a bowl in a crowded…

Virginia Statehouse Election Decision Will Be Postponed as Simonds Launches Legal Battle

This year has been a monumental one for Virginian politics, seeing the election of Democratic Socialist Lee Carter over Republican House Majority Whip Jackson Miller and the rise of Danica Roem, the first openly transgender woman to serve on any state’s legislature, but the state’s final race has proved to be the…

Virginia's GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: I Did the Racist Ads So the Racists Would Vote For Me

It’s been just over a month since longtime GOP shitweasel Ed Gillespie lost his race to become Virginia’s next governor. And this week Gillespie seems to have taken advantage of the one thing he can do as a private citizen that he could never have gotten away with as a Republican candidate: openly admit that he was…

Danica Roem Wins Virginia Election and Becomes the State's First Openly Trans State Lawmaker

On Tuesday night Danica Roem defeated Bob Marshall in Virginia’s 13th district. Roem’s victory makes her the first trans woman to serve on Virginia’s state legislature — Roem’s election also makes her the first openly trans candidate in the country to run and win a seat on any state’s legislature.

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Virginia's GOP Candidate for Governor Put Out a Super-Racist Anti-Immigrant Ad Against His Rival

The Virginia gubernatorial race is shaping up to be very close, with the Democrat, Ralph Northam, and the Republican, Ed Gillespie, in a near-dead heat. But with Northam running slightly ahead in several polls, Gillespie has resorted to taking a page out of Donald Trump’s extremely racist playbook, releasing an attack…