Per the Tangent style guide candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.
Winners are denoted with (w).

Virginia Governor
Creigh Deeds (D):41.3%
Bob McDonnell (R):58.6% (w)
Other:0.1%
Virginia Lt. Governor
Bill Bolling (R):56.5% (w)
Jody Wagner (D):43.4%
Other:0.1%
Virginia Atty. General
Ken Cuccinelli (R):57.5% (w)
Stephen Shannon (D):42.4%
Other:0.1%
Virginia House, 86th
Stevens Miller (D):46.0%
Tom Rust (R):53.8% (w)
Other:0.2%
Fairfax School Bonds
Yes:70.2% (w)
No:29.8%

News Alerts & Statements:
Stay tuned for important updates as they occur (most recent at the top).

  • 11/3/2009 7:59pm: Major media including the Associated Press are beginning to call the Virginia gubernatorial race for Bob McDonnell (R). Off on a Tangent has not yet made a projection.
  • 11/3/2009 8:27pm: Off on a Tangent projects a Republican sweep for Virginia statewide offices. Bob McDonnell (R) has been elected Governor, Bill Bolling (R) has been reelected Lieutenant Governor, and Ken Cuccinelli (R) has been elected Attorney General each with roughly 60 percent of the vote.
  • 11/3/2009 8:37pm: The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) has a very serious error right now with results from Loudoun County. The county is showing over 2.8 million votes for McDonnell, which is about ten times the population of the county and is obviously a [very, very large] data-entry error. Off on a Tangent is temporarily freezing percentages until this is fixed.
  • 11/3/2009 8:49pm: The data entry error (see below) appears to have been repaired and Off on a Tangent is resuming percentage reporting.
  • 11/3/2009 8:56pm: Creigh Deeds (D) has conceded the Virginia gubernatorial election to Bob McDonnell (R).
  • 11/3/2009 8:59pm: Off on a Tangent projects that the Fairfax County School Bonds Referendum has passed with about 70 percent of the vote.
  • 11/3/2009 9:38pm: Bob McDonnell (R) accepted election as the next Governor of Virginia in a speech in Richmond.
  • 11/3/2009 10:07pm: The Associated Press and other media are projecting that Chris Christie (R) has been elected as Governor of New Jersey, defeating incumbent Jon Corzine (D). New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states holding gubernatorial elections this year. Off on a Tangent is not following this race and will make no independent projection.
  • 11/3/2009 10:28pm: Off on a Tangent projects that Tom Rust (R) has won reelection as the 86th District Delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates with about 54 percent of the vote.
  • 11/3/2009 10:56pm: CNN and other media are projecting that Michael Bloomberg (I) has been reelected as Mayor of New York City in a race that was closer than many had expected. Off on a Tangent is not following this race and will make no independent projection.
  • 11/3/2009 11:32pm: NBC News has called New York’s 23rd District House of Representatives seat for Bill Owens (D) over Doug Hoffman (Conservative). At this point, no other media have called this highly contested race. Off on a Tangent is not following this race and will make no independent projection.
  • 11/3/2009 11:40 p.m.: Off on a Tangent is suspending live election coverage for the evening (having already made calls for all followed races). This post will be updated as time permits on Wednesday.
  • 11/4/2009 7:15am: The Associated Press and other media reported late last night that voters in Maine have repealed a state law (through referendum) that would have permitted homosexual marriage in the state. Off on a Tangent is not following this race and will make no independent projection.
  • 11/4/2009 12:30 p.m.: There are still six Virginia precincts that haven’t reported their results. I’ll continue making occasional updates (whenever I have a minute) until everything is finalized.
  • 11/6/2009 8:12pm: With 100 percent of Virginia precincts now reporting (finally!), Off on a Tangent is marking the above 2009 election results as ‘final’ and ending our coverage. Thanks for joining us!