Donald Trump‘s endorsement can mean an awful lot to candidates in certain states. In others, though, the backing of the former president is more trouble than it’s worth and could potentially tank a campaign.
On Tuesday, George Floyd received justice as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of his murder. The next major trial this year will be that of Kyle Rittenhouse. The teenager traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin armed with an AR-15 and shot 2 police brutality protesters.
Virginia was long a Republican state. Those days, however are over. In recent years, the state has gone red to purple to blue. That doesn’t mean, though, that Republicans can’t win in the commonwealth.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced he and his wife, Virginia first lady Pamela Northam, have tested positive for coronavirus. The couple became infected after a staff member who works at the governor’s mansion tested positive for the virus. The Northams are now working with state authorities to “trace their close contacts.”
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s father had a dream of college that would be the Evangelical equivilent of Catholic institution Notre Dame or the Mormon’s Brigham Young. And that school, Liberty University, has grown by leaps and bounds.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election by the thinnest of margins. The places that put him over the top, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida were closely contested states where his campaign spent an awful lot of money to put himself over the top.
Virginia has abolished a day honoring Confederate generals in favor of a state holiday on election day. The move is part of a raft of measures to make voting easier.
Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation on Sunday to expand access to the ballot across his state. The Democrat abolished the need for voter ID and expanded early voting.
The Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations merited certain rights of personhood. The decision in this case became crystallized in the notorious phrase, “Corporations are people.”
Not only will Corey Stewart likely lose to Sen. Tim Kaine, but his nomination may cost the GOP 3 House seats in Virginia because he will depress Republican turnout.
In a political moment when the American president not only stokes the fires of sexism, racism, and the hate they represent but also seems to embody these values, Martin McDonagh’s 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, in its thoughtful, sympathetic, and loving approach to understanding hate, could not be more timely.
Dozens of votes that could decide control of the Virginia House of Delegates may be left uncounted because the postal service didn't deliver them on time.
A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was being remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.
Denouncing terrorism at the hands of white supremacists wouldn't fit Trump's narrative that America should fear only minority groups.
The willingness of this president to ignore what is specifically fueling the outbreak of deadly violence and hatred in Virginia will only give oxygen to those causing it.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States remains silent as, at this hour, he is likely teeing off from one of the fairways at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe said, "I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens. I have long advocated, this is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street. We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence."
In an 11 to 4 vote, the board scrapped Virginia's regulations which would have required abortion clinics to adhere to the same regulations as surgical centers.
Removing these two states from the list of battlegrounds doesn't just make Trump's path to victory narrow – it makes it virtually nonexistent.
If the alarm bell wasn't already sounding in Trumpland, these results from their favorite pollster should do the trick.
Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate has already shifted the Electoral College map, as Kaine's home state of Virginia has been moved from Leans Democratic to Likely Democratic.