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Judge rejects effort to block certification of delegate race

A federal judge has rejected an effort to block the Virginia elections board from certifying the results in a House of Delegates race where election officials say some voters got … Click to Continue »

State again delays certification of Virginia elections, as Democrats file third lawsuit in disputed Va. House race

Control of the House of Delegates hangs in the balance as Republicans and Democrats tussle over vote counting.

Campaign finance, open records bills among 1st proposed

Campaign finance and public records bills are among the first to be filed for the upcoming Virginia legislative session. Democrats and Republicans in the House of Delegates unveiled several pieces … Click to Continue »

Virginia election officials: Some voters got wrong ballots

Virginia election officials say dozens of voters were wrongly assigned ballots in a district that could determine party control in the House of Delegates. The State Board of Elections voted … Click to Continue »

Virginia House GOP elects its leadership team

Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates have elected their leadership team and choice for speaker, all while Democrats hope recounts can flip the chamber from GOP control. As expected, House … Click to Continue »

Control of Virginia House of Delegates May Depend Upon Administrative Error in Having Voters Vote in Wrong Race

Oh boy if this pans out: In Fredericksburg, Elias said those results appear to show about 668 votes at precincts that Virginia’s redistricting statutes say are in outgoing House Speaker Bill Howell’s 28th District that instead were cast in Republican … Continue reading ?

“Not Delivered Or Just Not Picked Up? Late Stafford, VA Ballots Roil Tight Race”

Doug Chapin: A tight House of Delegates race in Stafford County (Quantico), Virginia is generating frustration and controversy after the county board of elections voted to exclude 55 absentee ballots that arrived in the election office on Wednesday morning after … Continue reading ?

All South Floridians in the House voted against flood-insurance overhaul. Here’s why

The entire South Florida delegation in the House of Representatives voted Tuesday against a proposal to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, as Congress seeks a long-term solution for the … Click to Continue »

Provisional vote count ongoing in 1 more House race

Provisional ballot counts have not changed the standings in two House of Delegates races that could determine control of the chamber. Efforts are still under way in a third. Local … Click to Continue »

“What Virginia tells us, and doesn’t tell us, about gerrymandering”

Nick Stephanopoulos LAT oped: Although the Virginia governorship was Tuesday’s marquee race, the Virginia House of Delegates produced the day’s most surprising result. Democratspicked up at least 15 seats and reduced a 66 to 34 Republican advantage to, at most, 51 to 49. … Continue reading ?

AP calls House race for Republican after opponent concedes

Republican Roxann Robinson has won re-election to the House of Delegates, eliminating one of the remaining opportunities for Democrats to claim control of the chamber. The Associated Press called the … Click to Continue »

Odds of Medicaid expansion in Virginia looking up

The prospects of expanding Medicaid in Virginia are looking a lot brighter since Tuesday's wave election that nearly wiped out Republicans' overwhelming majority in the House of Delegates. The long-held … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Woman is first open lesbian in Virginia House

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on diversity of lawmakers entering the Virginia state house (all times local): 2 p.m. The Virginia House of Delegates now has its first openly lesbian lawmaker. The Associated Press on Thursday declared Democratic candidate Dawn Adams as the winner of a seat representing the Richmond area. Show More Summary

A historic feat: 8 transgender candidates won elections on Tuesday

Danica Roem’s election to the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday was a big win, as she will become the first openly transgender woman to take state office. But Tuesday’s election was a far bigger win for transgender candidates than most tallies have accounted for. Based on local reports from across the country, ThinkProgress has […]

Danica Roem: Who is Virginia's first transgender lawmaker?

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Danica Roem has made Virginia history by being the first openly transgender person to be elected to the House of Delegates – ousting one of the commonwealth’s longest serving and most socially conservative lawmakers. Once Ms Roem isShow More Summary

Virginia’s First Trans State Legislator Unseats Transphobic “Bathroom Bill” Writer

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Yesterday, Virginia elected Democratic candidate Danica Roem who is now the first openly transgender woman to have been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Transgender Woman Danica Roem Defeats Homophobic Author Of VA Bathroom Bill

One of the most electric wins last night was Danica Roem's decisive House of Delegates win over Del. Robert G. Marshall, a man who bragged about his homophobia and refused to refer to Ms. Roem by her preferred gender. Washington Post: The...Show More Summary

After Democrats win big in Virginia, Trump turns on GOP candidate

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Democrats took the governership of Virginia and wiped out Republican control of its House of Delegates tuesday. Among the winning candidates are Danica Roem, Virginia's first trans person to be elected, who thrashed the state's most outspoken enemy of LGBT people. Show More Summary

“Potential chaos ahead as control of Virginia House of Delegates hangs in balance”

WaPo: Republicans, who held 66 of 100 seats in the lower house of the state legislature, saw their majority melt away Tuesday in a Democratic wave that felled at least 12 GOP incumbents and flipped three open seats to the … Continue reading ?

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