Chesterbrook Precinct: McDonnell voters laud his transportation plan
Partisan volunteers say they're surprised by how small the line is here at McLean's Chesterbrook precinct at 6 p.m., considering that this is a time many people would normally begin stopping by after work. It's now chilly and dark outside, and some speculate that people may figure that the gubernatorial election isn't competitive.
Interviews suggest that Republican candidate Robert McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds are running about evenly with this crowd in the penultimate hour of balloting.
Transportation is an issue that's important to many McDonnell backers, especially at this hour of night. Magaly B. Torres, 53 of McLean, is a Republican backing McDonnell. She's convinced Deeds would raise her taxes and wouldn't fix transportation problems.
"They raised our taxes too much, and we're not happy with that," she said. "I'm certain he would do it. The government already has a lot of money now so we need to stop that."
John Berik, a 36-year-old consultant, and his wife, Courtney, voted straight-ticket Republican. Asked why earlier in the afternoon, Berik cited the candidate's promise to widen Interstate 66 - which runs near here.
"That thing should have four lanes, not two," he said, "and it should have been that way 10 years ago."
November 3, 2009; 6:05 PM ET
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