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Polls Are Closed: Election Results Open Thread

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The polls are now closed in the 26th House of Delegates district and the 27th House of Delegates district.  Please feel free to use this as an open thread, and let’s hope for huge upset victories by Kai Degner and William P. “Bill” Brown.

UPDATE: Well, so much for the 27th district, where Roxann Robinson has won easily.  With 19 of 20 precincts reporting, it’s Robinson 2,914 (71.59%) vs. Brown 1,156 (28.40%).

UPDATE #2: With 6 of 21 precincts reporting in the 26th district, it’s Degner 2,041 (47.83%)-Wilt 1,991 (46.66%).

UPDATE #3: So much for the 26th district.  With 17 of 21 precincts reporting, it’s Wilt 5,508 (64.09%)-Degner 2,714 (31.58%).  Bummer.

UPDATE #4: Ben Tribbett does what he does best, analyzing last night’s election results.  The conclusion? In the 26th district, “In a best case, dream scenario- where Democrats turned out every single voter who showed up in the Obama-Clinton primary in the 26th District- they still fall over 2,000 votes short to the Republican candidate.” And in the 27th, “Not only was this race winnable, but had Democrats been successful in even getting half of their primary voters back to the polls, they would have won in a landslide.”  Click here to read more about why Democrats put resources into the 26th and not the 27th.

  • Susan Mariner

    Granted I may not have gotten a representative sample, but in my calls for Bill Brown the impact of the party’s not focusing their attention across the state was evident.  Literally 80% of the numbers I was given were wrong or disconnected.  These were all listed in the VAN as Strong Democrats.  I am happy that I’ll be able to help clean out some outdated information in the VAN, but the need to give at least some logistical support to candidates even in tough districts was driven home in my mind even further with this race.  If nothing else, our statewide candidates rely on the accuracy of our voter database.  Even in a tough district, running a good Democrat like Bill Brown provides an opportunity to reach out and find our Democratic base.  I want to thank Bill for running.  

    My calls for Degner had a much higher rate of accuracy in terms of actually being able to at least leave a message for the right person.  I worked on what I believe was the 2nd pass through the Harrisonburg calls.  It’s a tough area, but the Strong Dems on my list there were aware of the election.  Again, I want to thank Mayor Degner or taking up the Democratic banner in a tough district.