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Thursday News: “Off-year elections reveal a 2016 map with sharper borders;” McAuliffe faces “fork in the road”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 5. Also, I threw together a quick graphic showing the voter turnout dropoff by party in a few key Virginia House of Delegates districts. Notice something? Yep, the Democratic dropoff is greater than for Republicans from presidential to state/odd-year elections. If that didn’t happen, even given current House of Delegates districts’ gerrymandered lines, Democrats almost certainly would have a bunch more seats in the General Assembly.