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Chesterbrook Precinct: Late support for Deeds?

Republicans are said to vote early, as Democrats vote late. Afternoon turnout here at the Chesterbrook precinct in McLean has stayed fairly low since about noon. But many who have come say they're backing Democrat Creigh Deeds.

In fact, we just talked with nine Democrats in a row who backed Creigh Deeds. Statistically, especially given the polls, the chances of this are quite small. But, as statisticians also would say, the group that turns out from 4:30 to 5 p.m. self-selects.

"I think it's going to be very close in the end," said David Hunt, a 55-year-old Democrat who backed Deeds.

"It's a real late push here," said Louise Klein Hodin, 70, who still thinks Deeds might win. "He came out of nowhere, and he was running against some very prominent Democrats and then he fell asleep at the wheel."

"I was not tremendously impressed with Deeds, but there's high negatives for McDonnell," said Democrat William Weisberg, 47, who stuck with his party's pick.

By James Hohmann  |  November 3, 2009; 5:21 PM ET
Categories:  Election Day '09: Chesterbrook Precinct  | Tags: Chesterbrook Precinct  
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I fully expect Chesterbrook and the other precints right around there, voting at Kent Gardens, McLean HS, etc., to be carried by Deeds. The % of liberals in the area is very high. Unlike other precints, I also noticed today that the signage at the Chesterbrook precinct greatly favored the Democratic candidates. I'm not suggesting that has any impact on how most people vote, of course!

Posted by: sarner | November 3, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I agree. If its close in No. Va., then McDonnell wins in a landslide. I am not worried at all. The only question is whether the Republicans will gain House seats as well tonight.

Posted by: genericrepub | November 3, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

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