Election 2015 Results and Live Blog (Final)

Ballot Races
Virginia Senate, 13th
Dick Black (R):52.30%
Jill McCabe (D):47.55%
Virginia House, 87th
John Bell (D):49.88%
Chuong Nguyen (R):47.94%
Brian Suojanen (L):2.09%
Loudoun Board (Chairman)
Thomas Bellanca (I):3.01%
Charlie King (R):28.87%
Phyllis Randall (D):37.56%
Scott York (I):30.35%
Loudoun Board (Dulles)
Anjan Chimaladinne (D):28.43%
Matt Letourneau (R):71.46%
Loudoun Treasurer
Evan Macbeth (D):31.04%
H. Roger Zurn Jr. (R):68.80%
Loudoun Sheriff
Brian Allman (D):13.08%
Mike Chapman (R):60.77%
Steve Simpson (I):25.73%
Loudoun Com. Attorney
Robert Ohneiser (D):40.46%
James Plowman (R):59.31%
Loudoun Court Clerk
Gary Clemens (R):58.89%
Eileen Tagg-Murdock (D):40.91%
Loudoun Comm. of Revenue
Bob Wertz Jr. (R):98.62%
Loudoun Sch. Board (At-Large)
Beth Huck:55.01%
Stephan Knobloch:44.63%
Loudoun Sch. Board (Dulles)
Jeff Morse:69.31%
Kenya Savage:30.51%
Loudoun S&W Conservation
John Flannery II:33.83%
Marina Schumacher:36.40%
L. Ali Shahriari:9.60%
James Wylie:19.62%
Ballot Issues
Loudoun Safety Bonds
Loudoun School Bonds

Election Live Blog

  • November 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m. — Off on a Tangent’s live election coverage is getting started. Stay tuned for results from local races, and general reports. The polls will begin closing in Virginia at 7:00 p.m., so if you are eligible to vote and have not done so, now is the time!
  • 6:45 p.m. – Results usually start to trickle in within an hour of the polls closing. Off on a Tangent coverage will continue until all of our followed races are called, or 1:00 a.m., whichever comes first.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Polls in Virginia are officially closed, although anybody who was in line at 7:00 will be permitted to vote.
  • 7:30 p.m. – Some early results are now being posted by the Virginia Department of Elections, although none from any of my local races yet. I expect our local races will begin getting their first results soon.
  • 7:38 p.m. – The first Loudoun County results are beginning to come in.
  • 7:41 p.m. – I am aware of a bug in my results causing ‘Other’ to be very, very, very absurdly over-reported (e.g., 1,591.4%). I am working on a fix. The results for actual candidates are being calculated correctly.
  • 7:49 p.m. – The miscalculation of ‘Other’ votes for the various races should now be corrected. You can refresh the page, or just wait for the next auto-update and it should fix itself.
  • 8:45 p.m. — Off on a Tangent calls: Loudoun Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) has been reelected. Loudoun County School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles) has been reelected.
  • 8:49 p.m. – Off on a Tangent call: Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue Bob Wertz (R) has been reelected.
  • 9:02 p.m. — Off on a Tangent calls: Loudoun County Treasurer Roger Zurn (R), Sheriff Mike Chapman (R), Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman (R), and Circuit Court Clerk Gary Clemens (R) have all been reelected.
  • 9:07 p.m. – Off on a Tangent calls: The Loudoun County public safety bond referendum has passed. The Loudoun County school bond referendum has passed.
  • 9:10 p.m. – Estimated turnout in Loudoun County is thirty percent of registered voters, which is roughly consistent with past turnout in ‘off-year’ local races.
  • 9:13 p.m. – Off on a Tangent call: John FlanneryMarina Schumacher, and James Wylie have been elected to the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
  • 9:32 p.m. – Media reports indicate that the Republican Party will maintain majorities in both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate.
  • 9:43 p.m. – Off on a Tangent call: Virginia Senator Dick Black (R-VA 13th) has been reelected.
  • 9:46 p.m. – Off on a Tangent calls: Phyllis Randall (D) has been elected Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, unseating incumbent Chairman Scott York (R), who was running for reelection as an independent. Beth Huck has been elected to the at-large seat on the Loudoun County School Board.
  • 9:51 p.m. – Of the races I am officially following, only the 87th District of the Virginia House of Delegates remains outstanding. The seat is currently held by Delegate David Ramadan (R-VA 87th), who is not seeking reelection. John Bell (D) has a lead over Chuong Nguyen (R), which will likely hold, but I am not quite ready to make an official call.
  • 10:26 p.m. – The 87th District race has narrowed; Bell and Nguyen are now within three hundred votes (of the roughly fifteen-thousand counted so far). Bell is still in the lead but it remains too close to call.
  • 10:32 p.m. – The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, which was previously unanimously Republican, will likely end up with a 6-3 Republican majority. The Democratic Party appears to have taken the chairman (at-large), Leesburg District, and Sterling District seats.
  • 10:36 p.m. – Controversial Loudoun Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), who has been censured by the board for improper use of county resources, has been unseated by Koran Saines (D).
  • 10:41 p.m. – Chairman-Elect Phyllis Randall (D) and Supervisor-Elect Koran Saines (D-Sterling) will be the first African-Americans to serve on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
  • 10:47 p.m. — Off on a Tangent call: John Bell (D) has narrowly won election to represent the 87th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • 11:06 p.m. – No Virginia Senate seats will be changing party hands. The Republican Party will maintain a 21-19 majority.
  • 11:14 p.m. – All of the races I am following in my official Off on a Tangent coverage have been called, so I will be ending my live coverage at this time. A few precincts still have outstanding results, and coverage will continue as time permits in the days to come until all results are finalized. Thank you for tuning in!
  • November 04, 2015, 8:47 a.m. – This morning, all precincts are reported for all of my followed races . . . except for the two Loudoun County bond referendums. Loudoun County has not yet reported the Eagle Ridge precinct referendum results to the Virginia Department of Elections. Those results are available directly from Loudoun County, so I could calculate a final result and close it out, but the fact that the county has not yet reported them to the state indicates that the numbers may need additional verification.
  • November 05, 2015, 10:13 a.m. – The Eagle Ridge precinct in Loudoun County is still not reported to the Virginia Department of Elections for the two bond referendums, so they are still showing only 99% reported. I’m not sure what’s going on; I am going to contact the relevant authorities and see if I can get a comment.
  • 11:46 a.m. – The missing results issue from Eagle Ridge precinct was due to an error on the Virginia Department of Elections system, which has now been resolved. Thank you to Rose Mansfield, the Board Liaison and Agency Business Coordinator, for looking into it so quickly!
  • 12:16 p.m. – With all results finalized, my live coverage is now at an end. Thank you again for tuning in; I hope to see you next November!

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.