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Virginia ELECTION RESULTS: November 3, 2015

Click here to see the November 2015 Virginia election results. They're updated LIVE as they come into the News 5 WCYB newsroom.

Meet the candidates running for Ramsey's state senate seat

The contest for Ron Ramsey's state senate seat is heating up. After nearly a dozen expressed interest and picked up paperwork, last month, just four candidates remain.

These candidates have a lot in common. All four tout themselves as conservatives, have served in the military, and live in Sullivan County.

Meeting date to determine GOP nominee for Unicoi Co Property Assessor set

The decision was put on hold back on March 18 because two out of the three candidates on the primary ballot died before votes were cast.

Newcomers prepare to take seats on Abingdon town council

There were some close races on Tuesday night as Virginians voted for local leaders. And the race for Abingdon town council was one of the most controversial.

Both people who won are newcomers. Wayne Craig and Cindy Patterson said they were shocked to have edged out incumbents, Mayor Ed Morgan and Jayne Deuhring.


Tight race for Grundy Mayor

This is one of the first times a tie vote has happened in Grundy, so the electoral board turned to state law to figure out what to do.

Write-in votes counted in Bristol VA City Council race

Doug Fleenor and Kevin Mumpower appear to have won the two available seats.

Grundy Mayor race is tied

With all of the votes accounted for, both M. Wade McGeorge and Bill N. Stokes Jr. received 99 votes.

Newcomers, unofficial winners of Abingdon town council race

In Abingdon, newcomers edged out the incumbents for two town council seats.

In a tight race for Abingdon town council, Wayne Craig and Cindy Patterson are the apparent winners.

Lee County election results

The St. Charles Mayor and town council races were decided by write-in votes, while all the races in Jonesville were unopposed.

Some of Scott County election results uncertain

Several races in Scott County will not have results until at least Wednesday. There was a tie in the Weber City Town Council vote.


Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Clinton defends emails; Sanders sees path to victory

Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters at a rally he believes he can still win the Democratic nomination. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is defending her actions in an ongoing email scandal.


Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where he called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during his remarks at the city's Peace Memorial Park.

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Obama on nuclear weapons: 'Pursue a world without them'

While speaking during his visit to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama says that the nations that have nuclear stockpiles must escape the logic of fear, and pursue a world without them.

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MPs discuss pros, cons of Brexit

David Campbell Bannerman and Richard Howitt discuss the pros and cons of Britain leaving the European Union, sometimes called Brexit.

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Why does Donald Trump need a fly swatter?

Jeanne Moos tells us about the fly that grabbed social media attention during a Trump rally.

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Trump reaches delegate threshold

Donald Trump has crossed the 1,237 delegate threshold to officially become the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.


Why California primary is crucial for Democratic nominees

CNN Chief National Correspondent John King explains why the California primary is so crucial for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

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Feuds between politicians, musicians

Belly and The Weeknd backed out of a TV appearance because of Donald Trump. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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Protesters, supporters clash at Trump events

As Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner of the Republican presidential candidates, increasingly violent protests and demonstrations have plagued his campaign events across the country.

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Democrats focus on Kentucky, Oregon primaries

Two states are holding presidential primaries Tuesday, May 17: Oregon and Kentucky.  

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8 hated things more popular than Donald Trump

Despite being the presumptive GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump remains quite unpopular, even among many Republicans. But just how unpopular is he really?

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Presidential election moves to Indiana

With the number of available delegates dwindling and the parties' national conventions two months away, Indiana's primary is poised to reshape the presidential primary election.

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5 states hold Tuesday primaries

Voters went the polls in five Northeastern states Tuesday.

Final five candidates

New York primary: What to watch

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump put some distance between themselves and their opponents in their home state's primary Tuesday.

Barack Obama

What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments Monday over President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, click on to find out more about the proposed policy changes.


National Political Coverage

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Pentagon denies special forces fighting front lines in Syria

The Pentagon has pushed back on assertions that U.S. special operations forces were fighting ISIS fighters on the front lines alongside the Syrian forces they are advising.

Agence France-Presse published photos Thursday that the news agency says are U...

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Trump's Veepstakes: Who is Michael Flynn?

Donald Trump, in dropping hints about his potential running mate, has said that he is looking for a "political person" who could help him with the workings of Congress. A top aide, Corey Lewandowski, has said the pick will have "federal legislative e...

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Donald Trump under oath: Trump University's promises crumble

The ads for his university were classic Donald Trump -- Trump stares into the camera and proclaims: "We're going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific people, terrific brains, successful. We are going to have the best...

Atlantic City

Atlantic City rescue bills go to Christie for approval

As Atlantic City teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, officials in New Jersey have reached a deal to keep the town up and running -- for a while, anyway.


Trump celebrates delegate victory with McDonald's

Donald Trump is lovin' it.

Marco Rubio

Rubio: I'd 'maybe' run for re-election if friend wasn't

Marco Rubio said he would consider running for re-election to the Senate if Florida's lieutenant governor, a close friend of his, had not entered the race to succeed him.

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