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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    Romney supporters worried Virginia long shot could affect election

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Republican's supporters in Virginia fear local hopeful may take vital votes from their nominee Long shot worries Romney backers Virgil Goode has absolutely no chance of winning the presidency. But in his home state of Virginia, his quixotic quest for the White House as the Constitution Party candidate could peel votes away from Mitt Romney, ...

  2. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups set to battle it out in vital Virginia

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Springfield, Virginia Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups rush to register voters as issue heats up in crucial state Abortion could decide Virginia race As is the case across the United States, the economy is the dominant concern for voters in Virginia, but here abortion is such a hot issue that it could tip the balance on election day. Capturing ...

  3. News - World - THE SWING STATES

    Maximising turnout key to winning in Ohio

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Cincinnati, Ohio

    ... to watch   Virginia- No state better represents America's old south versus its new south. The northern part of the state, which surrounds the city of Washington, is filled with highly educated Democrat supporters, while most of the rest of the state's white population is Republican. Expect this race to take hours for the networks to call as northern Virginia is usually the last ...

  4. Comment - News - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US presidential election: the power of the Asian vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... four years ago on the streets of northern Virginia, an influential Asian-American heartland in a key electoral swing state, there was a distinct smell of death surrounding the campaign ... to vote. And vote they did. Obama took the presidency, in part thanks to a historic win in the southern state. It marked the first time Virginia had voted Democratic since electing president Lyndon ...

  5. News - World

    Swing states too close to call in early US results (live video)

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 11:19am by Agence France Presse

    ... battleground states of Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio remained too close to call. Obama also won New Hampshire, which had been considered a swing state, and Wisconsin, the home state ... in the handful of swing states like Virginia and Ohio that will decide the race. Each state has a quota of electoral college votes based on its population, and the eventual victor will be the candidate ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... contests in recent US history. Both men were loath to forfeit face time with voters in key states like Virginia that are likely to be afflicted when Sandy, a winter storm and a cold front collide to form a freak hybrid storm. Obama cancelled campaign stops yesterday in Virginia and today in Colorado and Wisconsin to monitor the storm. He also cancelled plans to campaign with former ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US election much too close to call

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... New Hampshire, Florida, Wisconsin and Virginia before polls open today, their campaign workers speak of near-exhaustion- and fears the race is simply too close to call. Voters in key counties ... Asian-American organiser in Virginia, yesterday. "I really don't want to call it, not in northern Virginia [an important Asian vote hub] and not in Virginia." Tweets by @GregTorode Obama ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama, Romney focus on swing states in late campaigning

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 08:24am by Reuters in Washington

    ... points in must-win Ohio, 50 per cent to 46 per cent, and held slimmer leads in Virginia and Colorado. Romney led in Florida by 1 percentage point, the poll found. The president, with a final day ... Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. He pledged that he would handle the economy better than Obama and jabbed his opponent for blaming Republican predecessor George W. Bush for the weak economy. “I ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Race tight in four states but Obama holds slight edge

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 03:02pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... in Virginia. The two are dead even in Florida, and Romney leads by 1 percentage point in Colorado. The state-level polls do not show a clear advantage for either candidate in any of those states going ... him an edge, if not a decisive lead,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said. In Virginia, Obama leads by a narrower margin of 48 per cent to 46 per cent among likely voters, within the credibility ...

  10. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Worries over moderator ahead of second US presidential debate

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Williamsburg, Virginia

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Williamsburg, Virginia Candy Crowley intends to press candidates with follow-up questions in presidential debate No 2 Moderator's role puts both campaigns on edge ... in Virginia, where the president is preparing for the debate. "But, obviously this is a town hall, which means the questions will be coming from the American people in the audience. ...




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