Gov. Ralph Northam was a Democrat while Republicans held majorities in each chambers of the state legislature. Virginia was holding elections for all forty state Senate seats and all 100 state House seats. Because the governorship was not up for election, Republicans couldn't win a trifecta in 2019. In order to forestall Democrats from gaining a trifecta, Republicans wanted to take care of their majority in a minimum of one chamber of the legislature.
In Virginia, Democrats are seeking to flip control of the state legislature, the place Republicans hold a one-seat benefit in each the state Senate and House of Delegates. Democrats are eyeing seats in the northern Virginia counties exterior of Washington, D.C. that have grown extra liberal in recent election cycles.
Earlier tonight, CNN projected that Democrats will win no less than 21 seats in the Virginia state Senate. They also flipped the House of Delegates.
Where are state elections held (D) received Virginia with 49.7 % of the vote. Donald Trump (R) obtained forty four.4 %. In presidential elections between 1900 and 2016, Virginia voted Democratic 56.67 % of the time and Republican forty three.33 % of the time.
The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration sends representatives and voter registration functions to each of these ceremonies. The November 5 pollin Alexandria includes contests for Virginia State Senate (thirtieth, thirty fifth or thirty ninth District) and House of Delegates (45th or forty sixth District) in addition to Alexandria Clerk of Court. All common polling locations shall be open from 6 a.m.
Northam carried the district by zero.02 % in 2017. Reeves was unopposed for re-election in the 2015 basic election, and defeated a Democratic incumbent to win the seat by zero.6 p.c in 2011.
Certified votes from the counties are because of the secretary of state’s office on Friday. The deadline to request the recanvass to the secretary of state’s office is Nov. 12. Key races embrace the northern Virginia seat held by GOP Del. Tim Hugo, who's heading off a problem from Democrat Dan Helmer. In the state senate, each parties are battling to switch retiring Republican Dick Black, whose increasingly left-leaning district spans Loudoun and Prince William Counties.