2008

Warner carried all but six of 133 cities and counties, winning by more than a million votes.

Margin of victory: Warner won by 1,140,499 votes

Up to 10K 10K or more Candidate Votes Percentage%
Mark R. Warner
Jim Gilmore

2014

Warner’s million-vote margin disappeared. Winning margins shifted toward his Republican opponent in every county and city in the state.

Margin of victory: won by votes

Up to 10K 10K or more Candidate Votes Percentage%
Mark R. Warner
Ed Gillespie

Margins by urban regions

Large urban centers stayed Democratic, but still saw the greatest shifts.

Large urban areas

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Suburban areas

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Rural areas

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Margins by geographic regions

In Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County alone, Warner’s margin dropped by 135,000 votes.

Northern Virginia

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Central

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Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore

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Shenandoah

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Southside

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Southwest

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Sources: The Associated Press, Virginia State Board of Elections and U.S. Census Bureau. Unofficial 2014 results with 99 percent precincts reporting.