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Open Thread: Virginia 33rd State Senate District Special Election


The screenshot of a Facebook post by Catherine S. Read seems encouraging. What are you seeing/hearing about the 33rd State Senate district special election today? Please let us know. Thanks.

UPDATE 5:46 pm: @notlarrysabato tweets, “The % of the electorate coming from Dem leaning precincts looks good for Wexton, BUT…The overall turnout in Loudoun is under the 2011 general election- where low turnout led to a GOP 9-0 sweep of county board…So nothing to report- we just need to wait until 7 pm to see who wins.”

UPDATE 5:32 pm: @fairfaxvotes reports, “5 p.m. update – FFX Co Electoral Board reports 5,085 votes cast in county’s 10 precincts for #Va33 special election. Polls open to 7 p.m.”

UPDATE 4:33 pm: @PeggyTV tweets, “Voter turnout for special election in #Va 33rd Sen Dist higher than expected thanks to feds day off”

UPDATE 1:23 pm: @BrianSchoeneman tweets, “our canvass of 33rd SD results which was scheduled for 7:30 PM tonight has been rescheduled to 1:30 PM Weds 1/22.”

UPDATE 1:08 pm: ‏@BrianSchoeneman tweets, “Getting reports from the precincts that roads are starting to freeze and some voters are reporting a large number of accidents on the roads.” Not good.

UPDATE 12:31 pm @JulieCareyNBC reports, “Despite the snow, polling place in Belmont Ridge area of #Loudoun had an hour long wait to vote this am.” Belmont Ridge went 57%-40% for McAuliffe over Cuccinelli in November.

UPDATE 12:25 pm: @notlarrysabato tweets, “Now at east leesburg. 655 voted here in 2011, 361voted so far.  Strong Dem precinct here.” Evan Macbeth tweets, “2pm Harper Park = 788” and this snarky comment – “One of the stories today is Joe May’s great GOTV work among people ineligible to vote for him.” LOL Finally,  ‏@BrianSchoeneman reports from Fairfax County – “Turnout is slowing down. @SteveHunt37 just reported in that we’re up to 335 in Carson – they were at 255 at 10 AM. That’s only 80 in 2.5 ”

UPDATE 11:21 am: Former Loudoun County Democratic Committee chair Evan Macbeth tweets the following updates.

*10am Cascades = 320 (Lowell’s note: Cascades went 54%-40% for Terry McAuliffe over Ken Cuccinelli, with 1,283 total votes cast.)

*10am University Center = 118 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 53%-40% for McAuliffe, with 615 total votes cast).

*10am River Bend = 264 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 49%-46% McAuliffe over Cuccinelli, with 899 total votes cast.)

*10am Algonkian = 234 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 50%-44% McAuliffe over Cuccinelli, with 836 total votes cast.)

*10am Countryside = 100 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 54%-40% for McAuliffe over Cuccinelli, with 434 total votes cast.)

*10am Harper Park = 535 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 53%-43% Cuccinelli over McAuliffe, with 1,802 total votes cast.)

*10am Red Rock = 173 (Lowell’s note: this precinct went 50%-46% McAuliffe over Cuccinelli, with 598 total votes cast.)

*”I understood all of those results to be 10am, but am hearing some may have been 11am results. I apologize if I am in error.”

Also, Ben Tribbett tweets:

*”At legacy elem school in loudoun, white out conditions, school lot unplowed and election for #vasenatecontrol taking place.”

*”553 voted here in 2011, 321 already voted today.  But turnout lighter since snow started officials say.” (Lowell’s note: Legacy precinct went 55%-40% McAuliffe over Cuccinelli, with 1,219 total votes cast in November 2013.)

  • Paradox13VA

    Also, I’m not LoCo Chair anymore. 🙂 That honor belongs to our friend Val Suzdak! I’m Catoctin District Chair, though, so still in the game.

  • Fairfax Voter

    Brian Schoeneman (as Secretary of the Fairfax Election Board) sent these tweets re Fairfax precinct turnouts as of 10 am. I’m passing these along as raw data, though, since I don’t know the past history of each precinct:

    [as of 10 am]

    Turnout numbers: Overall, we’re at 9.21% turnout for the entire district [NOTE: he means the Fairfax part of district only]. 905 Franklin is tops at 16.43% turnout, 332 Coates is low at 2.73%

    [as of 10 am]

    Raw numbers: #235=269, #237=132, #319=489, #320=401, #324=328, #325=134, #332=86, #902=315, #905=151, #931=255, AB=182. TOTAL = 2742@10 AM

  • PassionateJus

    Virginia needs to follow OR, WA and CO example and go to an all vote-by-mail system of voting.

  • So, what does this delayed canvass mean? Will any results come in tonight?

  • True Blue

    Not only May supporters are confused.  Many are posting on Wexton facebook page that they are going to their usual polling location and it’s closed.  Can someone with LCDC access to e-mails send a blast?  

  • libra

    beyond recount possibilities. So now it’s just the recount for Northam’s seat. Does anyone know when we’ll know the results of that?