12:45 p.m. 11/6 Canvassing in Virginia Beach is about to start. Officials are looking closely at the Guy/Stolle 83rd District race. WAVY News 10’s Jason Marks reports canvassing could take hours or a second day.
11:40 p.m. The AP declared earlier that Republican Chris Stolle was the winner in the 83rd District race for the House of Delegates, but numbers late Tuesday show Democratic challenger Nancy Guy up by just 18 votes, 10,958 to 10,940.
11:26 p.m. Democrat Nancy Guy had earlier declared victory, but the AP called the race for her opponent, incumbent Chris Stolle. She told WAVY’s Jason Marks her numbers and those from the Board of Elections aren’t adding up.
11:06 p.m. Guy Tower has declared victory in his race for the Virginia Beach City Council Beach District seat.
10:56 p.m. Republican Delegate Glenn Davis, up 9,250 votes to 9,003 over challenger Karen Mallard, says he’s confident that he’s won reelection.
10:48 p.m. Republican Jen Kiggans has been elected to the District 7 seat for the Virginia State Senate, defeating Democrat Cheryl Turpin, AP reports.
10:39 p.m. Republican incumbent Barry Knight has won his House of Delegates race for District 81.
10:38 p.m. Missy Cotter-Smasal says she won’t concede to incumbent Republican State Senator Bill DeSteph until all votes are counted.
10:08 p.m. Virginia Democrats have taken control of both chambers of the state legislature for first time in more than two decades.
10 p.m. Republican Bill DeSteph keeps his seat in District after a win over Democrat Missy Cotter-Smasal.
9:44 p.m. Democrat Alex Askew beat former Republican Delegate Rocky Holcomb in their 85th District race.
9:38 p.m. Democrat Martha Mugler has been elected to the House of Delegates for District 91.
9:34 p.m. Current Virginia Senate Majority Leader, Republican Tommy Norment, has won reelection in his District 3 race.
9:31 p.m. Democrat Kelly Fowler has been reelected to the District 21 seat in the House of Delegates.
9:30 p.m. Virginia Democrats have taken control of the State Senate after Tuesday’s elections, the Associated Press reports. It’s still unclear who will have control of the House of Delegates.
9:18 p.m. The Associated Press has declared Incumbent Democrat Lynwood Lewis the winner in his District 6 State Senate race over Republican Elizabeth Lankford.
8:55 p.m. Incumbent Republican Chris Jones has conceded to Democrat Clinton Jenkins in his 76th District House of Delegates race. Jones had served as the district’s delegate since 1998.
8:35 p.m. Democrat Shelly Simonds, who lost her race against Republican David Yancey in 2017 when a name was drawn from a bowl to decide their tied race, has flipped the 94th District for the House of Delegates.
8:26 p.m. The Associated Press has declared Democrat Don Scott the winner in the 80 District race for the House of Delegates. Several other candidates have also been declared in other parts of the state.
8:16 p.m. Guy Tower is leading in unofficial results for the Beach District seat on Virginia Beach City Council.
7:46 p.m. — The Virginia Department of Elections’ results webpage was down as of 7:46 p.m. The department said it was aware and working on the issue. When it’s fixed, you can view the results from Tuesday’s election here.
7 p.m. Polls have closed in Virginia’s elections. Voters who were in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast your vote. North Carolina’s polls closed at 7:30 p.m.
6: 58 p.m. Multiple Norfolk precincts ran out of ballots on Tuesday night. Extra ballots were being taken to Suburban Park Elementary, while ballots were being printed at East Ocean View Recreation Center.
6:30 p.m. (Via Andy Fox): As of 5 p.m., 96,000 voters had voted compared to 63,000 in 2015, when all 140 seats were up in the General Assembly, per the Virginia Beach Voter Registrar.
That voter turnout comes to 32% in what’s considered an off election year, with no national races or statewide races.
The money has poured in for Democrats, with a lot of out-of-state help from New York and California, but much of that was in organized small dollar donations.
One Democrat, Karen Mallard, got over $210,000 from Emily’s List, which supports pro-choice female candidates.
The Republicans are hoping their base turns out to help Republicans keep majorities in the General Assembly.
10 On Your Side caught up with some of the Republican candidates.
“I’ve never had to go against New York and California money in Virginia Beach,” said State Senator Bill DeSteph (R-8th District). “If I lose it will likely be because of the outside influence in this election … I’m stunned by how much has come in from out of state.”
Jen Kiggans is a Republican candidate running for State Senate in the 7th District. “We ran the most awesome campaign that I could have asked for. We gave 200%. My husband and I knocked on over 11,000 doors since June since the primaries … we got out to where the voters were in civic leagues and forums, and told people who I was and what I stood for.”
10 On Your Side also caught up with Del. Chris Stolle (R-83rd District). “And if we don’t win a lot of that will be because of the redrawn lines this year,” Stolle said. “There are certainly challenges with the district and the redrawing of lines, and I think that is the major contributor. Truthfully, I have a really good campaign team. They worked really hard the last eight months, and its going out knocking on doors getting people at the front door.”
“That’s what this country is all about,” said Del. Glenn Davis (R-84th District). “I have had the honor of representing Virginia Beach for the last 10 years on City Council and House of Delegates. I love serving this community, and I was doing right by people and not party, and I hope I can continue doing that.”
“I have a proven record in Richmond,” said 85th District candidate Rocky Holcomb. “I am a career law enforcement officer. I am a veteran. I am a common sense legislator when I was in Richmond and I understand the issues we face in this district. I am a blue collar man in a blue collar district.”