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Obama, Kaine top Virginia ballot

Although President Barack Obama recaptured Virginia’s 13 electoral votes on the way to a second term in the White House, voters in Gloucester and Mathews counties overwhelmingly showed their support at the polls Tuesday for his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican George Allen. Locally, voters once again sided with the Republican candidate. And in the 1st Congressional District contest, incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) was reelected, receiving the support of a majority of Gloucester and Mathews voters.

In the only local contested race, Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren won a special election over independent challenger Clarence Bowser, receiving more than 88 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout in Gloucester and Mathews was estimated at 75 percent Wednesday morning, which was just a bit lower than in the 2008 presidential election.

Virginia voters chose President Obama over Romney by a 50.57 percent to ...

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