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Democratic Party committee poll watchers offered a sample ballot card instead of hand-out information in a nod to Covid-19 safety, here at Pohick Precinct, and polling places throughout Fairfax County. Republican Party workers used the traditional written sample ballot method.

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The Pandemic Election

Virginia voters support Biden, Warner and a new redistricting commission.

Twenty years ago, Virginia was a red state. Republicans scored Virginia's electoral votes in every presidential election since LBJ was reelected in 1964. Republicans held both U.S. Senate seats. The Grand Old Party had all the statewide offices, a majority of the congressional delegation and both chambers of the General Assembly. That was the environment when Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats, ran for governor and lieutenant governor.


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