Voters In Nearby Virginia Went To The Polls On Tuesday

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to battle for delegates and the democratic presidential nomination.

Voters turned out in large numbers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

WYMT's Dara Rees talked to voters just across the border in Virginia.

Election officials say many voters had their minds made up when they walked in the door.

It's been a controversial and highly publicized race for the White House and voters were sure to make their opinion heard in Virginia.

It only took moments to cast a vote in the Virginia presidential primary.

Officials say the turn out was good, and most people were confident with their vote.

“I just think that the candidate that I voted for is the more qualified candidate and will do a better job,” Ronnie Short said.

“Most people have had their mind made up when they come. They just come and tell us which primary they'd like to vote in,” Susan Bolling said.

The Pound precinct reported just under a 20 percent turn out.

Many voters say this election is very important for our country..

“In my opinion it's one of the most pivotal elections we've had in a long time. A lot of significant changes getting ready to happen,” James Kincer said.

Hot button issues for voters are immigration, healthcare, the War in Iraq, and the current state of the economy and many say those are the reasons they came out to vote.

Whichever candidate is elected, Virginia voters say it's important to get involved and let your voice be heard in this election.

“It's a constitutional right and I think people in America and Virginia and Wise County should execute that right and speak their right of who they want to represent them,” Short said.

Many voters say they are looking forward to a change.

Democrat Barack Obama easily won in Virginia.

The republican race was much closer, but John McCain was declared the winner over Mike Huckabee.

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