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  • Hardiman gets mixed ballot news in recommendation

    State elections officials will consider conflicting recommendations later this week about the future of the Democratic ticket challenging Gov. Pat Quinn in March's primary.

  • Dem certified winner in Va. Senate election

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Board of Elections has certified Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. as the victor in a special election for Virginia's 6th Senate District.

  • **FILE** Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (Associated Press)

    Gansler backers seek to block Brown campaign fundraising during legislative session

    Supporters of Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's bid for governor filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block his rival's campaign from fundraising during the state's fast-approaching legislative session.

  • Republican attorney general candidate Mark R. Obenshain announces his transition team Wednesday, hours after Democratic candidate Mark R. Herring announces his own as both teams await official certification Nov. 25. (associated press)

    Arlington bar codes examined for vote problems in Virginia

    Elections officials in Arlington acknowledged Wednesday that the county's electoral board accepted more than a dozen provisional ballots in which a voter's name had been checked off mistakenly as already having voted, a discrepancy apparently chalked up to errors by poll workers.

  • FILE  - This Wednesday June 12, 2013 file photo shows Democratic candidate for Attorney General, State  Sen. Mark Herring, center, gesturing as Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Terry McAuliffe, left, and  Lt. Governor candidate, State Sen. Ralph Notrham, right, look on during a breakfast appearance in Richmond, Va. Herring faces State Sen. Mark Obenshain in the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Herring extends lead in Virginia AG race

    Democrat Mark R. Herring extended his lead over Republican Mark D. Obenshain in the Virginia attorney general's race Tuesday, after Fairfax County elections officials tallied their outstanding provisional ballots.

  • Conflict? Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, Republican gubernatorial candidate, is enforcing the elimination of duplicate voters. (Associated Press)

    Virginia Democrats fight purge of voter rolls ordered weeks before election

    Election officials across Virginia are grappling with how to follow through with a directive from the State Board of Elections to purge up to 57,000 registered voters from the state rolls — a move that has prompted a lawsuit from the Democratic Party of Virginia and outright defiance by at least one registrar.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Virginia Democrat, conducts a town-hall event in Springfield, Va., in September 2010. (AP Photo, File)

    Virginia lawmakers seek wider probe in voting sign-up

    Three Virginia congressmen have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to launch a multistate investigation into "voter registration irregularities" after a Pennsylvania man was charged with 13 counts of voter registration fraud in Harrisonburg last week.

  • Discarded filled-out voter forms in Virginia spur probe

    Virginia officials are probing a case in which completed voter-registration forms were said to have been tossed into a trash bin outside of a store in the Shenandoah Valley just before Monday's 5 p.m. registration deadline — the latest incident in what's already been a rather eventful election year in the Old Dominion.

  • Va. GOP finds hope in polling for Goode

    Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil H. Goode Jr. will be on the November ballot in his home state of Virginia, but Republican fears that the former congressman could play spoiler for Mitt Romney should be lessened by recent polls showing Mr. Goode in the low single digits.

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