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ICYMI: Taking steps to make every vote count
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Taking steps to make every vote count

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Sunday. (Yeah – not my normal day but not much has been normal around here in a while.) I attended a presentation in late August called “Evolution of Virginia Elections.” It was quite interesting, especially for anyone who has an interest in Virginia history. I obtained … Continue reading

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Obtain Voter ID at these events
2014 Elections / Local / Norfolk / Politics / Virginia

Obtain Voter ID at these events

This November, voters will be required to show valid photo IDs in order to vote. The Norfolk Office of Elections is holding several events across the city to provide photo IDs to those who lack them. Acceptable forms of voter photo identification include: a valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV- issued photo identification card, valid … Continue reading

ICYMI: Election season begins
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Election season begins

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian Pilot Thursday. Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season. These days, that means the barrage of ads intensifies. Watching TV is about to become significantly less pleasant.  Already, the advertising is picking up. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad except you have to … Continue reading

Video: Rep. Scott 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic
2014 Elections / Fun stuff / Hampton Roads / Local / Mark Warner / National / Politics / Virginia

Video: Rep. Scott 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Rep. Bobby Scott held his 38th Annual Labor Day Picnic Monday. After a pleasant summer, Monday was really, really hot! Nonetheless, hundreds gathered on the Newport News waterfront to mingle and hear from Senator Mark Warner. The group of electeds, former electeds and candidates in attendance seems to grow every year. It’s been a while … Continue reading

ICYMI: Redistricting reform should start now
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics / Virginia

ICYMI: Redistricting reform should start now

My latest op-ed, title above, appeared in The Virginian-Pilot last Thursday. In it, I looked at the results of last Tuesday’s special elections and how the outcomes were pre-ordained based on the partisan composition of the districts. Although it may have appeared that I was picking on Marcus Calabrese in my earlier post, I really … Continue reading