Virginia Early Morning Voting

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Polling was relatively light in early morning voting in the key swing northern Virginia suburbs in the Webb/Allen Senate race. At a community center in Dale City, down the Potomac from Washington, there was a small line by 8:30 with officials claiming 155 people having already voted. “I was a veteran,” said Clyde Lawrence, who voted for Allen. “You’ve got to back the troops regardless of what’s going on.”

The actual voting process is taking somewhat longer than expected because there are three amendments on the ballot, including one on marriage

Heavy rain is predicted for parts of Virginia and Tennessee.

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