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Week of 10.17.08

Virginia's Vote

Battleground Virginia: Could a reliably Republican state turn blue?

The state of Virginia has not voted for a Democratic President since 1964, but this year its 13 electoral votes are up for grabs as late polls show the race too close to call. This week, NOW on PBS goes behind the national polls and punditry and into the living rooms of real Virginia voters to learn how they'll be making their decisions. Military families, retirees, and blue-collar workers of all political stripes share their concerns about faith, the war, and making ends meet in troubling economic times.

A Better Bailout? aired alongside Virginia's Vote

Related Links

The Economist: Swing states: Virginia —Of Pigs and Polls

NPR: How Virginia Became a Battleground State

NY Times: In Virginia, Large Voting Blocs for McCain and for Obama

Newshour: Vote 2008 - Virginia, includes recent poll results

Rolling Stone: Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Endorses Obama: "We Need a Change"


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Virginia's Vote

A Better Bailout?

How to Win Virginia

Virginia's Changing Political Face

Prejudice, Polling, and the Election

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