Per the Tangent style guide candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. Winners are denoted with (w).
Virginia Senate, 13th
John Bell (D):
Geary Higgins (R):
Virginia House, 87th
Bill Drennan Jr. (R):
Suhas Subramanyam (D):
Loudoun Board, Chairman
Robert Ohneiser (I):
Phyllis Randall (D):
John Whitbeck Jr. (R):
Loudoun Board, Dulles
Matthew Letourneau (R):
Sree Nagireddi (D):
Loudoun Comm. Attorney
Buta Biberaj (D):
M. Nicole Wittmann (R):
Mike Chapman (R):
Justin Hannah (D):
Loudoun Revenue Comm.
Sri Amudhanar (D):
Bob Wertz Jr. (R):
Kannan Srinivasan (D):
H. Roger Zurn Jr. (R):
Loudoun Sch. Board, At-Large
Loudoun Sch. Board, Dulles
Loudoun S&W Conservation
John Flannery II:
Loudoun School Bonds
Loudoun Safety Bonds
Loudoun Parks Bonds
Loudoun Transp. Bonds
November 5, 2019, 6:30 p.m.:Off on a Tangent election coverage is getting started. Stay tuned!
The polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Anybody in line at that time will be permitted to vote.
It usually takes about an hour for precincts to begin reporting results.
Off on a Tangent will be providing live returns from the Virginia Department of Elections in every election we are following. We will declare winners using our own proprietary method, which relies on official returns, exit polling (when available), and media calls.
Live coverage will continue until all of our followed races are called, or 1:00 a.m., with additional updates in the coming days as time permits.
7:00 p.m.: The polls are now beginning to close in Virginia.
7:38 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County School Board Member Jeff Morse (Dulles) has been reelected.
7:43 p.m.: The Virginia Department of Elections results web site has been up-and-down for the last twenty minutes or so. This will not significantly impact Off on a Tangent result reporting.
8:00 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: The Loudoun County schools, public safety, parks and recreation, and transportation bond referendums have all passed.
8:06 p.m.: The Virginia Department of Elections results web site continues to be unreliable.
It is not yet clear if this will impact that data feed that I am using to display the result percentages. It’s possible they’ll stay at zero until things are resolved.
These issues will not impact my ability to make official Off on a Tangent results calls, which rely on multiple sources of data.
8:11 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) has been reelected.
8:15 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) has been reelected.
8:18 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Phyllis Randall (D) has been reelected.
8:20 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn (R) has been reelected.
8:22 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Loudoun County Revenue Commissioner Bob Wertz (R) has been reelected.
8:25 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Denise Corbo has been elected as the at-large member of the Loudoun County School Board.
8:30 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Suhas Subramanyam (D) has been elected to represent the 87th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
8:36 p.m.:Off on a Tangent call: Delegate John Bell (D-VA 87th) has been elected to represent the 13th District in the Virginia Senate.
9:06 p.m.:Off on a Tangent call: Incumbent Director John Flannery, incumbent Director Marina Schumacher, and Michelle Thomas have been elected to the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
9:26 p.m.: Off on a Tangent call: Buta Biberaj (D) has been elected as Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
9:47 p.m.: Media reports indicate that the Democratic Party has gained a majority in the Senate of Virginia.
10:07 p.m.: The Associated Press projects that the Democratic Party has gained a majority in both the Virginia Senate and the Virginia House of Delegates.
10:37 p.m.: All of our officially coveredraces have been called and the party leadership of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly has been determined. Off on a Tangent live coverage is now complete. Thank you for tuning in. I will continue to update the results as time permits in the coming days.
November 6, 2019, 10:28 a.m.: Continuing to monitor and update the results as time permits. Nearly all precincts have reported, so the results shown are now nearly final (pending canvassing reviews and corrections).
10:43 a.m.: An interesting observation about Republican Party performance in the races in my particular district, which is a suburban area that is typically politically moderate:
All of the Republicans on my ballot with good local track records fairly easily won reelection: Loudoun Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles), Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman (R), Loudoun Revenue Commissioner Bob Wertz (R), Loudoun Treasurer H. Roger Zurn (R).
And yet, every new Republican on my ballot—those running for open seats or against Democratic incumbents—lost. The 13th District in the Virginia Senate (open seat), 87th District in the House of Delegates (open seat), Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (incumbent Democrat), Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney (open seat).
Speculation: Suburban disdain for President Donald Trump (R) and ‘Trumpian’ politics has spoiled the Republican brand, even for traditional, ‘non-Trumpian’ Republicans. But incumbency—i.e., a proven track record of effective, moderate leadership—seems to serve as a counterweight to the damaged brand.
November 7, 2019, 11:52 a.m.: The results are near-final but may continue to shift slightly as errors are corrected. Local election officials and the Virginia Department of Elections are continuing to review the results, which are expected to be officially certified on November 18.
November 18, 2019, 2:35 p.m.: At a meeting this afternoon in Richmond, Virginia, the Virginia State Board of Elections certified the results of the November 5, 2019, general election.
All of the Off on a Tangent winner calls from election night have been validated and were correct. I have updated the results charts with the final, certified numbers from the Commonwealth of Virginia. There were no substantial changes.
Statewide outcomes: The Democratic Party will now have a 21-19 majority in the Senate of Virginia, a net gain of two seats. The Democratic Party will also have a 55-45 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates, a net gain of six seats. Both houses previously had Republican Party majorities.
Loudoun County outcomes: The Democratic Party will now have a 5-4 majority on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, a net gain of two seats. The board previously had a Republican Party majority.
This concludes our 2019 election coverage. Thank you for tuning in!