Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Checking the bellwethers

From Sabato, "2001 Gubernatorial Election in Virginia: The Return of Two-Party Competition," (U.Va. Center for Governmental Studies, 2001), the bellwethers of particular note are the jurisdictions that have picked the winner in the race for governor 9/9 or 8/9 times since 1969: Fairfax City, Fairfax County, City of Galax, Prince Edward County, City of Salem, Montgomery County, City of Newport News, Lunenberg County, Southampton County, City of Franklin, and City of Lexington.

At this hour, the Democrats are winning in Fairfax County and Newport News and City of Franklin and Lexington, swept Prince Edward, and got swept in Salem and Lunenberg, with the others still mostly uncounted, according to the website.

Anyhow, Fox News just said that Kaine is the winner.

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