Virginia Politics



As Arlington County embarks on an effort to strengthen trust with immigrant residents, the details of what that will look like — particularly over when and how police communicate with federal immigration officials — remains an open question.

Once the iconic, graffiti-covered plinth is gone — which is expected by the end of the month — the state will transfer ownership of the surrounding traffic circle to the city of Richmond, officials said.

A recount in a close Virginia Beach House of Delegates race affirmed Republican Karen Greenhalgh won over incumbent Democrat Alex Askew, according to the Associated Press.

Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe obliterated campaign finance records in the race for Virginia governor.

A recount is underway in a close Virginia Beach House of Delegates race, with another recount looming next week in Hampton that could affect the General Assembly's balance of power. Republicans took a 52-48 majority in the House in the Nov. 2 elections, if the results stand after the recounts.

No one disagrees that Stafford County is changing rapidly, but political observers are split on whether this year’s leftward turn in local elections is a fluke or a hint of more political change to come.

“Gun owners are not going to tolerate being ignored,” warns one gun-rights figure, but others give the governor-elect space.

With the national political gaze on Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia, strategists are scouring the breakdown of White women who supported him along education, class and religious lines for what that could portend heading into congressional races that will determine whether Democrats retain a slim majority.

Transition advisers are heavy on Republican lawmakers ahead of Jan. 15 inauguration.

Democrats take credit for strong fiscal health; Republicans signal caution about tax cuts.

The pollster and strategists for Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) discuss how they pulled off an upset victory, what it says about Virginia and how their model might be replicated in 2022.

Gov. Northam on Thursday signed an executive order that requires state agencies to consult with Virginia tribes before making decisions that affect them, and create a tribal ombudsman responsible for keeping a list of the projects that tribes would deny if given the authority.

The court petitions leave open the possibility of a 50-50 split in the House, potentially diminishing the potency of Republican victories in the state’s three executive branch elections.

Chase, who was a vocal supporter of the former president's false claims of election fraud, joins at least six other Republicans in the crowded field.

When hundreds of thousands of jobless Virginians first filed for unemployment in the spring of 2020, the Virginia Employment Commission was slow to increase staff or meet demand at its call center, the audit said.

Many Ethiopian Americans heeded calls to vote for the GOP amid a coordinated effort to express disapproval with how President Biden has handled growing conflict in the East African nation.

Victory tour this week includes talk of working with Democrats but few specifics on transition.

The court cast doubt on all three Republican picks and also asked Democrats to submit one additional nominee.

Youngkin won in both Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Elaine Luria's districts, while the NRCC announced it would target Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.)

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