Voting underway in Virginia primary elections – UPDATED

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UPDATED: Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.

Fairfax County Election officials report as of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

  • Voter turnout in the Democratic primary for the 10th Congressional District seat was approximately 7.7%.
  • Voter turnout in the Republican primary, covering the US Senate and the 10th Congressional District, was approximately 3.5%.

These percentages don’t include absentee ballots.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.

Fairfax County Election officials report as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday:

  • Voter turnout in the Democratic primary for the 10th Congressional District seat was approximately 5.7%.
  • Voter turnout in the Republican primary, covering the US Senate and the 10th Congressional District, was approximately 2.4%.

These percentages don’t include absentee ballots.

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The polls opened in Fairfax County at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday for Virginia’s primary elections. They close at 7:00 p.m.

Three Republicans are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine for his U.S. Senate seat in the November general election. They’re Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas of Culpeper, Prince William County Supervisor Corey Stewart and E.W. Jackson, a pastor and attorney from Chesapeake.

In the 10th Congressional District, a long list of Democrats are on the ballot, hoping to challenge incumbent Repubican Barbara Comstock in a district the Democratic party has in its cross-hairs.  They are Julia Biggins, Alison Friedman, Dan Helmer, Paul Pelletier, Lindsey Davis Stover and state Sen. Jennifer Wexton.

Comstock has one Republican challenging her in the primary, Shak Hill.

In 2016 Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in the 10th by 10 points.

 

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