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October 31, 2021

VA-GOV: Those who've had at least one dose of a covid vaccine support Terry McAuliffe by 14%


James Hohmann
Those who’ve had at least one dose of a covid vaccine support Terry McAuliffe by 14 points in the Washington Post poll. Those who have refused to get vaccinated favor Glenn Youngkin by 77 points. Big correlation here with education level. The uneducated are also the unvaccinated.
October 31, 2021

2021 Election Record 93,257 Votes Cast Saturday in Virginia, Up to 1,139,503 Early Votes Cast

On Saturday, the final day of early/in-person voting, there were 93,257 votes cast early/in-person, a new record for this election, easily smashing through Friday’s total of 78,783 early/in-person votes cast.

A total of 1,139,503 early votes have been cast so far (plus however many mail ballot applications are still outstanding…we’ll see how many are ultimately returned by the close of election day on 11/2). This compares to 2,817,794 early votes cast in the 2020 presidential election. Again, however, more mail ballots will be coming in, so the 1,139,503 figure is not final.

According to VPAP, early votes cast so far by jurisdiction include: Fairfax County 155,205; Chesterfield County 67,203; Prince William County 59,087; Loudoun County 56,882; Virginia Beach 53,862; Henrico County 45,926; Arlington County 40,422; Chesapeake 38,636; Richmond City 26,555; Alexandria 23,983; James City County 21,498; Hanover County 20,494; Norfolk 19,166; Spotsylvania County 18,774; Albemarle County 18,575; Stafford County 16,803; Hampton 16,054; Newport News 15,790; Roanoke County 14,885; Fauquier County 12,856; Montgomery County 11,296; Roanoke City 10,886…

By CD, looking at ALL early votes (in-person, by-mail, mail ballot applications, it goes like this: VA10 (144,714); VA08 (132,607); VA07 (135,430); VA01 (131,298); VA11 (119,153); VA04 (118,034); VA05 (106,147); VA06 (99,559); VA03 (86,983); VA09 (74,759). So…we’re not at 48.1% from the “blue” CDs, 32.9% from the “red” CDs, 19.0% from the “purple” CDs.

By CD, looking at in-person early votes only, it goes like this: VA07 (97,000); VA10 (95,635); VA01 (95,486); VA04 (88,219); VA08 (78,669); VA05 (77,171); VA06 (74,098); VA02 (70,080); VA11 (69,215); VA03 (56,626); VA09 (56,372)

By CD, looking at by-mail early votes only, it goes like this: VA08 (36,210); VA10 (34,655); VA11 (34,552); VA07 (28,813); VA01 (27,029); VA02 (23,200); VA03 (21,689); VA05 (21,546); VA04 (21,498); VA06 (19,756); VA09 (14,636)


October 31, 2021

Stacey Abrams group donates more than $1 million to erase medical debts of people in five states

The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts.

Fair Fight Action on Wednesday told The Associated Press that it has donated $1.34 million from its political action committee to the nonprofit organization RIP Medical Debt to wipe out debt with a face value of $212 million that is owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo of Fair Fight Action said that paying off medical debt is another facet of the group’s advocacy seeking expansion of Medicaid coverage in the 12 states that have refused to expand the health insurance to all poorer adults.

“What is so important about this is the tie between Medicaid expansion and just crushing medical debt,” Groh-Wargo said.


October 30, 2021

NJ-GOV: Murphy heads into Election Day with double-digit lead over Ciattarelli in N.J. governor race

Gov. Murphy has an 11 percentage point advantage over Ciattarelli among registered votersAristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli in the fight for New Jersey governor that ends with next week’s election, according to the latest poll of the race.

Murphy is ahead of Ciattarelli by 11 percentage points among registered voters, according to the Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday. It showed the governor with 50% support compared to his rival’s 39%.

The latest poll showed Murphy’s support dropping from a similar survey by Monmouth in late September. But only slightly. He led Ciattarelli by 13 percentage points at that time — 51% to 38%.


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