It might come down to Virginia

I really need to get to bed…but this is getting interesting. Webb (D) is up over Allen (R) by maybe around 1,000-2,000 votes (it just recently flipped…had been 1,000-2,000 in favor of Allen when Jeff went to bed)…however they announced that there are still over 33,000 votes to count from Fairfax County (my county!!). WooHoo! The good news is that I luckily live in a mostly Democratic county (one of the few in Virginia) so there is still hope. If it is too close (under 10,000 or so I think), there will be an automatic recount. Should be interesting to see where this goes.

Virginia is one of those interesting places…it almost seems like a totally different state depending on where you are. Northern Virginia tends to be mostly liberal. Southwest Virginia is very conservative, more rural of an area. Southeast Virginia tends to be prominently military folks and very conservative as well. Of course there are exceptions in each area. I think that at times SW and SE Virginia would love to secede from those of us up here in the north.

Well, I guess that I should head to bed and check in the morning…I have to say that I am really glad to have done my part.

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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3 Responses to It might come down to Virginia

  1. What? Northern VA isn’t it’s own state yet…?

    Looks like it’ll come down to the over 100,000 absentee ballots.

  2. Steph says:

    I was up late watching the election returns, too. I’m glad I went to bed, because they’re STILL counting. *LOL* It’s down to Virginia and Montana now. I am really hoping for the Democrats to win a majority in both the house and senate to restore some balance of power.

    I live down here in conservative world. (Not that I’m complaining – I LOVE living in the valley). Of course, the valley itself is a curious mix of different worlds. If you compare the returns in Staunton, for example (with the Republicans holding a firm but small majority) with Augusta County (are there any Democrats? *LOL*) you see a big difference. It’s fascinating.

    I am really disappointed – but not surprised – by the outcome of the vote on the first constitutional amendment. Interestingly, my 12-year-old has been watching this particular issue avidly. She has developed a strong sense of social justice and is concerned about how gays are treated in our society. She’s the only 12-year-old I know who is talking about these things. :-D

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