Elections


FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Trump is casting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as a patriotic act. As part of this, Trump is attempting to spread suspicions about the circumstances of the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was in the pro-Trump mob that day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Jan 6. Hearings: Trump Preplanned Capitol March Knowing Violence Was Likely

Evidence presented during Tuesday's House committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack contradicts Team Trump’s argument that the insurrection was spontaneous and that Trump cannot be blamed for his supporters’ actions.

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
‘I Don’t F-Ing Care That They Have Weapons’: 10 Shocking Takeaways From Tuesday’s Wild Jan 6. Hearing

“You know, I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the f-ing mags away,” Trump said on Jan. 6, according to aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. 

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo voters cast their ballots under a giant mural at Robious Elementary school on Election Day, in Midlothian, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Primary Day in Virginia: Five Primaries to Vote In

During Tuesday's primary elections, there were only five primaries Virginians could vote in to determine who would be on the ballot in November.

FILE - White House chief of staff Mark Meadows speaks with reporters outside the White House, Oct. 26, 2020, in Washington. Meadows, who as chief of staff to President Donald Trump promoted his lies of mass voter fraud, is facing increasing scrutiny about his own voter registration status. Public records show he is registered to vote in two states, including North Carolina, where he listed a mobile home he did not own, and may never have visited, as his legal residence weeks before casting a ballot in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Mark Meadows Registered To Vote in Three States, Including Virginia

Towards the end of March, North Carolina state investigators were looking into Mark Meadows for potential voter fraud; the very thing that the former White House chief of staff said happened back in the 2020 election. Now, it appears he and his wife had been registered to vote in three states, including Virginia.

FILE - Violent insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. An Ohio man charged with stealing a coat rack from the U.S. Capitol doesn't deny that he joined the mob that stormed the building last year. But a lawyer for Capitol riot defendant Dustin Thompson vows to show that former President Donald Trump abused his power to authorize the attack on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Former Virginia Police Officer Found Guilty for His Role in the Jan. 6 Insurrection

As a three-day federal trial concluded, one of the two former Rocky Mount police officers who participated in the events of the US Capitol insurrection was found guilty on all six charges brought against him.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures after signing a House bill in the conference room at the Capitol Wednesday March 2, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Gov. Glenn Youngkin Names New Commissioner for Va. Department of Elections

Despite having a partisan background, Susan Beals has been praised by former GOP and Democratic colleagues for her work ethic.

Block by Block: Jackie Glass Wins House Special Election With Promise to Champion Women

Jackie Glass won the January special election with 75% of the vote; one day before Virginia's General Assembly convened.