Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Just over five percent of county voters cast a ballot in the Republican primary.
Fairfax County voters cast 25,705 ballots for Mitt Romney to 13,746 for Ron Paul in Virginia's Super Tuesday Republican primary, according to the Fairfax County Office of Elections precinct status report. In all, 5.1 percent of the county's total 703,956 registered voters cast a ballot. Although some precincts in Burke and West Springfield were closer in vote count than others, all went to Romney. The following chart is based on voting results reported by the Fairfax County Office of Elections for zip codes 22015 (Burke) and 22152 (the areas of Springfield which feed Burke schools). Precinct District and Zip Code Ron Paul Mitt Romney % Voter Turnout 118 – Lake Braddock Braddock, 22015 73 117 5.1% 125 – Signal Hill Braddock, 22015 66 191 8…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Patch live blogged the GOP primary returns, local voter turnout and more starting Tuesday evening.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Voter turnout was expected to be light this year in the Republican presidential primary battle in Virginia, in part because only Congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were on the ballot. Patch discussed voter turnout, posted election results as they come in and took your comments and questions Tuesday evening.
Fairfax County reported 1 percent turnout as of midday.
UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.—At Burke's Terra Centre Elementary School, 68 people had voted in today's GOP presidential primary, of 2,548 registered voters. "It's a hotbed of tranquility here," said Tom Troy, chief elections officer at the precinct. He noted that they usually see more traffic from after-work voters in this precinct. --- UPDATE: 1 p.m.—Virginia's 2012 Republican presidential primary is getting off to something of a slow start Tuesday, according to anecdotal evidence gathered from area precincts in Fairfax County. At Orange Hunt Elementary School in Springfield, 6820 Sydenstricker Road, Chief Election Officer Debbie Dosch said turnout so far today is "nothing like it usually is here. We usually have one of the highest—if not the …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
President Obama's campaign has received roughly $25,000.
Burke area residents have contributed about $65,000 to presidential candidates during the 2012 election cycle. Residents in the 22015 and 22032 ZIP codes both donated about $19,000. Those living in the 22039 ZIP code contributed roughly $27,000. As of Feb. 21, 2012, President Barack Obama’s campaign has received about $25,000 from Burke community members, according to information at Opensecrets.org. Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign had the second-highest amount in contributions, with $22,750 from Burke ZIP codes. The campaigns to elect U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich’s (R-Georgia) received less than $3,500 each. The Virginia Republican Presidential Primary election will be held …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ron Paul supporters came from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia to hear the candidate for the Republican presidential nomination speak at the Waterford in Springfield, Va., one week before Super Tuesday.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Fire marshals keeping some supporters outside.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul hosted a rally for volunteers and supporters Tuesday night at the Waterford, a hall in Springfield, Va. Results were rolling in from the primaries in Michigan and Arizona as Paul addressed the crowd in Virginia. The following posts are live updates from the event. A photo gallery of the event is available here. ------- 9:15 p.m. The rally is over and the crowd is just beginning to disperse. Paul has 11.4 percent of the vote in Michigan; Mitt Romney has 41.2 percent of the vote and Rick Santorum has 37.2 percent. Results are still rolling in and percentages will change. Media outlets have called Arizona for Mitt Romney. (See video of Paul's speech at right.) 8:55 p.m.: "Liberty should bring us together," Paul…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Virginia's Independent voters go for Romney or Santorum over Obama.
Virginians aren’t happy with the choices on the GOP ballot for the Republican presidential primary coming up on March 6, according to a new poll conducted by Christopher Newport University. Conducted for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the statewide survey shows that 57 percent of Republicans and Independents are not happy with the choices. The university’s Wason Center for Public Policy conducted the survey of 1,018 registered voters from Feb. 4-13. The candidates on the Super Tuesday ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum did not turn in enough signatures required to get onto the ballot in Virginia. In the survey, a proposed …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Will Virginia's Gingrich and Santorum backers sandbag Mitt Romney by voting for Ron Paul? One political observer thinks it's a possibility.
With three recent wins by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum this week making the GOP presidential primary more competitive, has Super Tuesday and Virginia's role taken on more significance? And with only two contenders on the ballot, where does that leave those who wanted to vote for Santorum or former Speaker Newt Gingrich? "Probably the best that Romney's conservative opponents can hope for is to somewhat embarrass him by giving some substantial support to Paul," said Mark J. Rozell, professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. "Virginia is unusual this year in that only two candidates qualified to be on the ballot—Mitt Romney and Ron Paul," he noted. In less than a month, Virginians will vote in the GOP presidential …