GOP candidates surge ahead in Patrick ballot, Poindexter maintains post


Gubernatorial candidate Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie won the battle but lost the war after handily winning among Patrick County voters, but losing to Democrat Ralph S. Northam in the statewide contest.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections, and with all 14 precincts reporting, Gillespie garnered 4,320 ballots among Patrick voters.

Northam received 1,259 votes and 54 ballots were cast for Libertarian candidate Clifford D. Hyra.

However, Northam forged ahead in the statewide contest, the election website showed.

Patrick voters also chose GOP candidate Jill H. Vogel in the race for Lieutenant Governor, with 76.90 percent of the vote to the 23.05 percent received by Democrat Justin E. Fairfax.

Locally, Republican candidate John D. Adams garnered overwhelming support in his bid for the Attorney General post over incumbent Attorney General Mark R. Herring, democrat, with 76.83 percent of the ballots cast for Adams and 23.04 percent cast for Herring, the website showed.

Incumbent Charles D. Poindexter, R-Glade Hill, also held on to the 9th District seat in the House of Delegates, with 75.04 percent of the local vote compared to the 24.89 percent received by Stephanie C. Cook, a Rocky Mount democrat.


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