Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains that enough uncounted absentee, mail-in and provisional ballots remain to force a Dec. 4 runoff and keep alive her bid to become the first black woman i

  Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

A ‘game changer?’ Proposed Medicaid benefit would cover housing services

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

Election season isn’t over for all Virginians

FDA could move e-cigs out of gas stations

Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

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  Abigail Spanberger changes the face of the Virginia 7th District Congressional seat

Richmond residents protest Matthew Whitaker’s decision to not recuse

Democrat announces candidacy for state Senate seat

GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

After midterms, Democrats look to make state gains

Deadly white nationalist rally organizers sue host city

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Slavery was allowed in cases where it was punishment for a crime

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Kemp has just above 50 percent of the vote. A runoff only happens if no candidate is above that percentage.

  CNN reporter has White House access revoked after contentious news conference

The reporter, Jim Acosta, drew the ire of President Trump at a media conference on Wednesday at the White House.

Spanberger joins ‘wave of women’ in Washington

Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger will join 96 other women elected into the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday night.

  Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Spanberger victorious in 7th District; Brat says ‘voters have spoken’

Legalized marijuana expands into 3 more states

Scott Miles wins race for Chesterfield commonwealth’s attorney

Republican Rob Wittman re-elected, defeats Vangie Williams in 1st District

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith re-elected in 9th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith has been re-elected in one of Virginia's most reliably right-leaning districts.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeats two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock

Democrat Jennifer Wexton has defeated two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in a northern Virginia congressional race that drew national attention.

GOP Del. Ben Cline defeats Jennifer Lewis for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District

A Republican state lawmaker has defeated his Democratic challenger to maintain GOP control of Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Republican Joe McNamara defeats Carter Turner for 8th District seat

Republican Joe McNamara defeated Democrat Carter Turner Tuesday in a Roanoke-area House district.

Winners declared in races across Virginia

NBC12 reporters are covering Election Day from several locations and following several stories.

Rep. Denver Riggleman takes 5th District seat, defeats Leslie Cockburn

Republican Denver Riggleman will take the 5th District Congressional seat, winning over hopeful Leslie Cockburn.

Dem. Donald McEachin keeps 4th District seat after defeating Ryan McAdams

Democrat Donald McEachin will keep his seat in the 4th Congressional District, as he defeated hopeful Ryan McAdams on Tuesday.

Precincts seeing ‘presidential’ numbers in voter turnout

Precincts across Virginia are reporter near “presidential” numbers in voter turnout for the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Man not allowed to wear Trump shirt votes shirtless

Be careful what you’re wearing to vote Tuesday.

Problems at the polls? Report your issues here

The State Board Elections is holding four media briefings throughout the day Tuesday to update Central Virginia residents on any issues that may happening.

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Lime and others want to help Americans get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

Meet the candidates: McEachin, McAdams, Wells battle for 4th District seat

When voters in the 4th District head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, they’ll have three names on the ballot

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

Meet the candidates: Brat, Spanberger, Walton battle for 7th District seat

A recent poll shows that Brat and Spanberger are locked in a statistical tie for the seat.

Virginia Senator to Facebook: ‘Americans have a right to know who is behind political ads’

In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) and Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote: “Americans have a right to know who is behind political ads that are designed to influence our democracy.

GRTC to allow free rides on Election Day

The free rides apply to local routes, including GRTC Pulse, and City CARE van trips.

‘Toss-up’ 5th district pits pair of newcomers to replace outgoing Republican

Political analysts say the race in the 5th Congressional district is now a “toss up.” That could mean a big change for the traditionally Republican district.

Parking restrictions in place for Election Day in Richmond

Here is a list of areas where parking will be prohibited to accommodate election officials.

Constitutional amendments on ballot deal with tax breaks for military families, homeowners in flood-prone areas

Both proposed amendments would give localities the option to extend certain tax breaks to some homeowners.

How local political ads are popping up on your Facebook feed

Check your Facebook feed right now and you probably will see political ads. Here is why and how they target you.

Meet the candidates running for U.S. Senate seat in Virginia

When you head to the polls on Election Day on Nov. 6, you’ll see three names on the ballot for U.S. Senate -- incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine, Republican Corey Stewart and Libertarian Matt Waters.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

‘They deserve the same opportunity:’ Student weighs in on birthright citizenship debate

As the country continues to listen to and watch President Trump’s comments on birthright citizenship closely, a VCU student is reflecting on her family which she called “mixed status.”

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

Virginia’s Democratic congressional hopefuls court Latino voters

In a radio ad released last week, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine sings the praises of fellow Democratic candidate, Jennifer Wexton - in Spanish.

Meet the candidates: Cockburn, Riggleman battle for 5th District seat

The 5th District stretches north to south in the central part of Virginia and includes the cities of Danville and Charlottesville as well as counties such as Brunswick, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.

Brat, Spanberger in statistical tie a week out from election

Spanberger leads Republican incumbent Dave Brat 46 percent to 45 percent in the poll released Monday.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

As cigarettes lose popularity, lawmakers look at taxing vaping devices, liquid

Vaping products - including e-cigarettes, like the popular JUUL - are subject to the state’s sales tax, but no other special tax.

Congressman’s office says staffers accused of participating in forgery scandal are no longer with the campaign

Talking Points Memo reported last week that recent campaign finance reports show four of the staffers who were named in civil court proceedings got paid as recently as mid-September.

Who’s financing Corey Stewart’s campaign?

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has raised more than $20 million for his reelection campaign. Meanwhile, Stewart’s Senate campaign has so far been able to pull in just over $2 million

Study finds there’s only one state in the U.S. where it’s harder to vote than in Virginia

The study used a “Cost of Voting Index,” which judged states based on the ease of registration and other voting laws, with registration deadlines carrying the most weight.

California professor from 2015 gerrymandering case will redraw Virginia’s voting map

After a House committee advanced a bill earlier this year, Gov. Ralph Northam said he would veto any map that came to his desk

Trump endorses Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th District race

In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump called Brat one of the “hardest working” and “smartest” people in Washington.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Doctors, insurers almost reach an agreement on balance-billing solutions, but not quite

Under threats from lawmakers, who promised they would solve surprise balance billing themselves if hospitals and health plans couldn’t agree, a working group representing different sides of the debate has met all summer to find a mutually agreeable fix.

Vice President Mike Pence to attend McAdams campaign event in Richmond

Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend 4th Congressional Republican candidate Ryan McAdams’ campaign event in Richmond on Saturday.

State courts tweak eviction notices to get ‘eviction’ in the title

Until now, the notices used by the courts and posted on tenants’ doors haven’t actually include the word “eviction” in the header

Dave Brat and Abigail Spanberger face off in Congressional debate

Republican Congressman Dave Brat and Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger faced off in their only scheduled debate in the race for the 7th District Congressional seat.

Virginia voter registration deadline is Monday

It’s just under four weeks away from the November midterm elections.

Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

Next week, Canada becomes the largest country with a legal national marijuana market, but rollout will vary from province to province

Stewart ad again makes harassment claim without substantiation

Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart released a radio ad on Wednesday, again suggesting his opponent, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, is hiding possible sexual harrassment allegations against him because the list of the accused has not been released.

Republicans find no misconduct in FBI’s Kavanaugh report; Democrats see incomplete probe

The FBI has turned over the results of its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Northam promises veto of GOP redistricting plan

The governor says the GOP-led General Assembly’s redrawing effort is too partisan and a federal court is best situated to draw a new legislative map.

Spanberger campaign apologizes for message left at Brat’s house

"This type of behavior is completely unacceptable and beneath the dignity of this race, and we have already notified these students that they are not welcome to volunteer with our campaign again," Spanberger's campaign said.

In Tennessee, Trump accuses Dems of trying to sink Kavanaugh

As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump has barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate locked in a tight race in Tennessee and accused Democrats of trying to sink his nominee

Northam forms advisory commission on opioids

The governor, who is a pediatric neurologist, said the commission will review the state’s current approach at curbing opioid abuse and offer feedback on ways to improve.

The Latest: Canada's foreign minister lauds free trade deal

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says the new free trade deal with the United States and Mexico is a victory for Canadians

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

WATCH LIVE: Kavanaugh, Ford testify at Senate hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee meets for separate testimonies from Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.