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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Democratic primary

Arlington voters coming back to in-person balloting

To borrow from an old saying, reports of the demise of voters queuing up and casting ballots on Election Day appear to have been greatly exaggerated. About two-thirds of Arlington voters casting ballots in the June 8 Democratic primary did...

Editorial: Voters send far-left legislators packing

For those paying attention, the June 8 Democratic primary served up the valuable lesson that if elected officials get too out of line, the voters will, ultimately, rectify the situation. Three Northern Virginia members of the House of Delegates –...

Editorial: What messages were Democratic voters sending?

With the June 8 Democratic primary now receding into the history books, it’s worth taking a look back to see if there were any surprises. Were there? Generally, not so much: • Governor’s race? This one was over before it began,...

Editorial: Parsing the Democratic primary vote

With the June 8 Democratic primary now receding into the history books, it’s worth taking a look back to see if there were any surprises. Generally, not so much: • Governor’s race? This one was over before it began, despite all...

Data: Karantonis goes 54-for-54 in precinct victories

Arlington County Board member Takis Karantonis won all 54 Arlington precincts in the June 8 primary, but challenger Chanda Choun came close in a number of them. While winning 32.7 percent of the overall vote, Choun scored more than 40...

McAuliffe underperforms in Arlington, but still comes out strong

Terry McAuliffe slightly underperformed his statewide totals among Arlington voters in the June 8 Democratic primary, but still crushed the rest of the field. McAuliffe won 14,593 votes, or 59.4 percent of the total, among Arlington’s voters, according to data...

Updated: Levine goes 0-for-2, will end up out of office

Running for two offices at the same time proved politically catastrophic for Del. Mark Levine, who on June 8 lost both his long-shot quest for lieutenant governor and his re-election bid.

Updated: Lopez wins renomination in a walk

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) easily handled a challenge from his left, dispatching opponent Karishma Mehta without breaking a sweat to win renomination in the 49th District.

Arlington County Board field set at 4

It will be a field of four for Arlington County Board in the Nov. 2 election, with Democratic incumbent Takis Karantonis being challenged by a trio of independents. Audrey Clement, Mike Cantwell and Adam Theo qualified for the ballot by...

Editor’s Notebook: Surprises? Not a lot of them.

While spending a little time in the Arlington elections office Tuesday night (enjoying some of the leftover buffet which as always was an added bonus of election night), the results started rolling in, and there were not a whole...
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Hoop preview: Madison should be strong again

Having won consecutive state championships while compiling a 44-2 overall record the past two seasons, the Madison Warhawks face...
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