Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

Keeping You up to date on the status of Virginia's 2005 Delegate races!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Site Set Up

As we cover the races we are adding links to the right. In the non safe races you will soon be able to see the Presidential results for that district.

Also, in the tossups, or primaries, the candidates are listed in the order most likely to win. For example, you can see Democrats Miller and Barg have the slight advantage in tossups in the 87th and 52nd Districts, and the Republican Golden has a slight advantage in the 41st district tossup. Also, Englin has moved a hair ahead of Garvey in the 45th, and Collins has fallen back in the 57th with his arrest. Mason has moved the 37th into a lean Republican advantage for himself, and Shannon has taken lean Democratic lead in the 35th. Finally Kenney is the only GOP challenger listed above the incumbent in a primary, while McEachin is a Democrat favored in a primary tossup over the incumbent.

In the closest races this will change on a regular basis. If the lead becomes something significant, we'll let you know by changing the rating.


At 8:26 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

If I added the 01 numbers for Gov, Lt Gov and Attny Gen, how would everyone feel if this was the format on the right (instead of vote totals)

BUSH WON 50.4 to 49.6
WARNER WON 51.1 to 48.9
KAINE LOST 49.5 to 50.5
KILGORE WON 57.2 to 42.8

Is that better? I think it would look too long if I put the vote totals next to every race.

The other option is leaving the Pres numbers as is, and just doing it like this

G. Bush 15,505 (50.2%)
J. Kerry 15.301 (49.8%)
WARNER WON 51.1 to 48.9
KAINE LOST 49.5 to 50.5
KILGORE WON 57.2 to 42.8

Which one would you all prefer?

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please show Warner, Kaine and Kilgore numbers.

The Warner-Kaine numbers are much more important in off-year elections with lower voter turnout.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the second format

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

anon 1- which format would you like?

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous roanoker said...

Format #2 NLS

At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Format #2

Maybe showing Warner's/Early raw votes would be helpful too, so folks can see how many voters turned out in the last gubernatorial election.

--Anonymous #1


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