Virginia lawmakers announce proposals to legalize sports betting

The flurry of legislative interest follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that struck down a federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.

  2020 visions: Presidential potentials make power moves - yes, already

Councilman Agelasto announces he will not seek re-election

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Stoney: Half of extra tax dollars generated from proposed downtown project would go to schools

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

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Chesterfield to receive federal funding for Hurricane Florence damage

Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP’s districting appeal

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

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Election season isn’t over for all Virginians

Midterms are over for Virginia voters, but there will be at least one more election before the end of the year for some.

FDA could move e-cigs out of gas stations

The FDA is expected to announce a crackdown on e-cigarette sells to minors. They plan to limit e-cig sells to vape shops and tobacco stores.

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

Florida is once again at the center of election controversy, and the deeply purple state learned Saturday there will recounts in three key races.

  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

Sessions resigned at the president's request, ending a very tumultuous relationship with Trump. Chris Whitaker is acting attorney general, who has been critical of the Mueller investigation.

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Both President Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said they were happy with the election results, but will the two parties work together?

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

Rep. incumbent Dave Brat said he would not be conceding Tuesday night in his tight race with Dem. Abigail Spanberger.

Legalized marijuana expands into 3 more states

33 states have now legalized marijuana to some extent.

Scott Miles wins race for Chesterfield commonwealth’s attorney

The final vote total was 73,122 for Scott Miles to 70,595 for John Childrey.

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

Republican Rob Wittman has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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.