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More than a hashtag: What Biden and Harris could learn from #Charlottesville since Unite the Right

“Charlottesville” was the first word spoken in Joe Biden’s campaign launch video in spring 2019, citing the events of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, as inspiration to run.  In the year and a half since, he’s emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee while evoking Charlottesville several more times.  Though to-date, he has not visited the […]

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How Virginia’s largest congressional district could flip this year

As polling shows Dr. Cameron Webb could flip the 5th Congressional District from Republican to Democrat, it goes beyond Webb and Bob Good as candidates and to the actual shape and demographics of the district itself. Former Campbell County Supervisor Bob Good, the Republican candidate for the seat in the House of Representatives, said he wants […]

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Some 5th District polling locations have changed for Election Day — here’s what they are

Virginia is for voters — who have lots of options to do so safely this year. But the Election Day option will look a little different for three polling places on Nov. 3.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, exercising the right to vote has looked unlike any other year in 2020. The requirements to request […]

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Voter registration extended to end of day Thursday

Virginia residents have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to register to vote. U.S. District Court Judge John Gibney Jr. ordered that registration be extended beyond Tuesday’s deadline after a cut fiber line near the state’s Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center in Chester took down the voter registration website for hours Tuesday. “You can’t go back in time […]

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Husband of Kamala Harris stumps for Dr. Cameron Webb and Biden/Harris ticket in Charlottesville

Doug Emhoff, the husband of vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, stopped by Rives Park in Charlottesville on Oct. 13 to promote voter registration on what was slated to be the final day to do so in Virginia. As the potential second spouse of the United States encouraged first-time voters to register, the state was experiencing […]

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Virginia voter registration site back up after outage from cut fiber line

Update 3:30 p.m.: Virginia’s voter registration website is back up, the state’s Department of Elections said. Residents may register to vote here. Update 2p.m.: Albemarle County said it has fixed the issue with its in-person voting check-in system, and residents may vote in-person as usual. The state’s voter registration website remains down. It’s the last […]

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Soundboard: ‘Our demand is that they give back land’

Related Articles: 2020 Voter Guide ‘Johnny Reb’ is gone — Here’s the status of the 5 other Charlottesville-area statues activists want removed UVA’s ‘Conqueror of the Northwest’ statue splashed with bright red paint Monday Soundboard: ‘Our demand is that they give back land’ Credit: WTJU We are fewer than 30 days out from Election Day […]