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New maps show extent of McDonnell's win

Rosalind Helderman

The Virginia Public Access Project continues to do slicing and dicing of election results, and a lot of what they're coming up with continues to be fascinating.

Take a look at these maps, for instance, that show how Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds fared in each of Virginia's 100 House of Delegates districts and its 40 state senate districts. Not surprisingly, given the margin of the landslide. McDonnell beat Deeds in 75 House districts and 29 Senate districts.

Interestingly, McDonnell romped in the two Senate districts that will soon have special elections because of the Nov. 3 results. In Virginia Beach's 8th District, which Democrats have essentially conceded, McDonnell got 66.6 percent of the vote. But in the 37th district in Fairfax, sure to be hotly contested, he also did well -- capturing 56.8 percent of the votes to Deeds's 43 percent.

Where did McDonnell do best? In Southwest Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, but also the Richmond suburbs of Hanover and Powhatan counties. Deeds did best in Richmond, Hampton, Norfolk and Arlington.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  November 19, 2009; 12:38 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , House of Delegates , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman , State Senate  
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