Come and get your Virginia Election Results 2018.
Once a proud red state in the South, Virginia has gone bluer and bluer as the years pass. Democrats planned on having a good night here on the back of their resounding victory in the 2017 state elections.
The race for US Senate was the top draw, while the undercard included several competitive US House races as well as statewide referenda.
Virginia Election Results 2018: US Senate
Tim Kaine (D) won re-election to a second term in decisive fashion. He defeated Corey Stewart, chair of the Board of Supervisors of Prince William County — Kaine carried this county with 65 percent of the vote.
Among the key locales carried by Kaine:
Chesapeake: Kaine 54.56%, Stewart 43.68%
Fairfax County: Kaine 70.91%, Stewart 26.87%
Henrico County: Kaine 65.16%, Stewart 32.84%
Loudoun County: Kaine 63.13%, Stewart 34.74%
Prince William County: Kaine 64.97%, Stewart 32.98%
Virginia Beach: Kaine 54.19%, Stewart 43.43%
Virginia Election Results 2018: US House
Please note: Write-In totals are not shown.
|Virginia-01 (Bull Run, Fredericksburg, West Point)|
|Rob Wittman (R)* — 183,250 (55.18%)|
|Vangie Williams (D) — 148,464 (44.70%)|
|Virginia-02 (Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Eastern Shore)|
|Elaine Luria (D) — 139,571 (51.05%) — GAIN|
|Scott Taylor (R)* — 133,458 (48.81%)|
|Virginia-03 (Norfolk, Newport News, Smithfield)|
|Bobby Scott (D)* — 198,615 (91.22%)|
|Virginia-04 (Chesapeake, Petersburg, Richmond)|
|Donald McEachin (D)* — 187,643 (62.58%)|
|Ryan McAdams (R) — 107,706 (35.92%)|
|Virginia-05 (Charlottesville, Warrenton, Danville)|
|Denver Riggleman (R) — 165,339 (53.18%)|
|Leslie Cockburn (D) — 145,040 (46.65%)|
|Virginia-06 (Roanoke, Lynchburg, Front Royal)|
|Ben Cline (R) — 167,473 (59.71%)|
|Jennifer Lewis (D) — 112,732 (40.19%)|
|Virginia-07 (Midlothian, Glen Allen, Culpeper)|
|Abby Spanberger (D) — 176,079 (50.34%) — GAIN|
|Dave Brat (R)* — 169,295 (48.40%)|
|Joseph Walton (Lbt) — 4,216 (1.21%)|
|Virginia-08 (Arlington, Alexandria, Woodlawn)|
|Don Beyer (D)* — 247,137 (76.10%)|
|Thomas Oh (R) — 76,899 (23.68%)|
|Virginia-09 (Bristol, Blacksburg, Covington)|
|Morgan Griffith (R)* — 160,931 (65.16%)|
|Anthony Flaccavento (D) — 85,831 (34.75%)|
|Virginia-10 (Winchester, Ashburn, Manassas)|
|Jennifer Wexton (D) — 206,356 (56.11%) — GAIN|
|Barbara Comstock (R)* — 160,841 (43.73%)|
|Virginia-11 (Reston, Fairfax, Woodbridge)|
|Gerry Connolly (D)* — 219,191 (71.10%)|
|Jeff Dove (R) — 83,023 (26.93%)|
|Stevan Porter (Lbt) — 5,546 (1.80%)|
Virginia Election Results 2018: State Ballot Questions
|Question 1: Partial Tax Exemption If Improvements Made to Real Property Subject to Flooding|
|YES — 2,304,844 (70.71%)|
|NO — 954,933 (29.29%)|
|Question 2: Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses Who Move|
|YES — 2,754,796 (84.37%)|
|NO — 510,298 (15.63%)|
Virginia Election Results 2018: Analysis
The Commonwealth of Virginia took another turn to the left with the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats had a very good night, gaining three seats in the House and seeing Senator Tim Kaine get re-elected in a rout. This built off of another solid election for them one year ago, in which Ralph Northam was elected governor and Democrats made significant gains in the General Assembly.
Some will blame the top of the Republican ticket for the close losses in the Second and Seventh Districts. In fact, some did. (Link: Washington Post) Stewart was destined to lose the election to Kaine in the only top-tier race in the Old Dominion — the polls were right all along. (Link: RealClear Politics) A better-positioned GOP candidate may not have beaten Kaine, but may have prevented some of the down-ballot carnage that Republicans saw. Hillary Clinton did not even crack 50 percent in 2016, and she had Kaine as her running mate. Kaine did four points better this time than his first run, a year in which an incumbent Democratic president carried the state. All this is by way of saying that Kaine posted a very strong result.
There was still going to be carnage, however. Barbara Comstock was a goner ever since Northam ran up huge numbers in Northern Virginia in 2017. The Republican Party in Virginia has to acknowledge it is in trouble as the voter dynamics of the state are changing. In 2019, they have a chance to hold onto the General Assembly, in which they are clinging to both houses for dear life. Losing one or both would be a further sign of the changing times.