Residents headed to the voting booth on a pleasant Tuesday to vote on Lexington City Council candidates, the U.S. House of Representatives and a referendum to determine how Lexington’s school board will be chosen.
Three Republicans running for statewide offices with some election-related authority have all denied that Joe Biden legitimately won the 2020 election.
Trump loyalists have filed at least 15 legal challenges in Pennsylvania alone in an effort to reclaim the state’s 20 electoral votes. There is action, too, in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan.
Ballots are still being counted, but both proposed amendments had sizable support as of Wednesday afternoon.
Professional sports venues are functioning as safe polling places during COVID-19. More space will make it easier for voters to socially distance and eliminate crowding and long lines.
Lexington residents turned out to vote for a variety of reasons, including a sense of duty and a desire for change.
High turnout combined with too few voting machines, ballots and workers caused long lines on Election Day.
Marilyn Earhart, the county’s voter registrar, said 35 to 40 percent more Rockbridge County voters requested absentee ballots this year than in 2014.
In legislation now headed to the state Senate, a photo ID alone would no longer suffice for some voter registration.
Voters said they came out to exercise their civic duty on Election Day.