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Local Gubernatorial Primary Votes In Line with Statewide Election Results

by Dave Emke — June 14, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam stormed to victory in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election, while Republican Ed Gillespie scratched and clawed his way to the nomination — results that showed locally as well as statewide.

About 1 in 6 registered voters in the Hunter Mill District showed up to vote on the Democratic ballot in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election, while only about 1 in 20 did so on the Republican side.

In the Democratic race, Northam won every precinct in the district except one (McNair, who vote at McNair Elementary School in Herndon). Northam gained 7,670 votes in the district, which he won by a 62 percent to 38 percent margin over opponent Tom Perriello. Countywide, Northam won with a little over 60 percent of the vote, and he took the race overall with about 56 percent of the vote statewide.

The Republican race was much tighter, both locally and statewide. The top two candidates — former Republican National Committee chair Gillespie and Corey Stewart, former state chairman for the Donald Trump campaign — split Hunter Mill precinct wins, with Gillespie taking 14 and Stewart winning 13. Gillespie received more overall votes in Hunter Mill, taking about 44.5 percent of the 3,675 ballots cast; Stewart received 41.4 percent, and state Sen. Frank Wagner received about 14 percent.

In the county, Gillespie won with 47.7 percent of the vote; Stewart received 39 percent. Statewide, it was much closer, with Gillespie receiving only about 4,000 votes more than Stewart.

Winners in the races for lieutenant governor nominations were Jill Vogel (Republican) and Justin Fairfax (Democratic). Vogel won handily locally over two opponents; Fairfax was defeated in a handful of precincts by Susan Platt but did carry the county.

The highest turnout of Democratic voters in Reston was in the Reston No. 3 precinct, who vote at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. Nearly a quarter (24.1 percent, 532 of 2,212) of registered voters in that precinct cast a Democratic ballot.

The lowest turnout of Democratic voters in Reston was in the Cameron Glen precinct, who vote at the North County Human Services Building. Only 475 of 3,861 registered voters (12.3 percent) in that precinct voted in the Democratic primary.

The highest turnout of Republican voters in Reston, meanwhile, was in the Sunrise Valley precinct, who vote at Sunrise Valley Elementary School. In that precinct, 131 of 1,826 registered voters (7.2 percent) participated by using a GOP ballot.

The lowest turnout of Republican voters in Reston was in the Hughes precinct, who vote at Hughes Middle School. Just 2.6 percent of registered voters there (103 of 3,947) took part in the GOP primary.

You can examine countywide election results more closely by using the map on Fairfax County’s website.

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