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A County-by-County Look at How Virginia Voted for Governor

How Virginians Voted for Governor

Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie by nearly 9 points in the Virginia elections Tuesday. Here's how Virginia residents voted, county by county.

Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam handily won the hard-fought Virginia governor's race Tuesday, beating Republican Ed Gillespie with a nearly 9 point lead.

Northam won 53.9 percent of votes, Gillespie won 45 percent of votes and Libertarian Clifford Hyra got 1.1 percent.

In the Washington, D.C. suburbs, the governor-elect won big in Arlington, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County and Prince William County. He lost to Gillespie in Culpepper, Fauquier and Spotsylvania counties.

Statewide voter turnout was strong. As of late Tuesday, more than 2.5 million votes had been counted. That's up 14 percent from the 2013 governor's race, when more than 2.2 million votes were cast.

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Here's a county-by-county look at how jurisdictions near D.C. voted:

Arlington County
Northam: 80.1 percent
Gillespie: 18.9 percent

City of Alexandria
Northam: 78.4 percent
Gillespie: 20.7 percent

Culpepper County
Northam: 36.7 percent
Gillespie: 61.9 percent

City of Fairfax
Northam: 64.8 percent
Gillespie: 34 percent

Fairfax County
Northam: 67.9 percent
Gillespie: 31.2 percent

Fauquier County
Northam: 39.2 percent
Gillespie: 59. 7 percent

City of Fredericksburg
Northam: 64.4 percent
Gillespie: 34.1 percent

Loudoun County
Northam: 59.4 percent
Gillespie: 39.5 percent

City of Manassas
Northam: 56.9 percent
Gillespie: 41.9 percent

City of Manassas Park
Northam: 63.6 percent
Gillespie: 34.6 percent

Prince William County
Northam: 60.7 percent
Gillespie: 38.2 percent

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Spotsylvania County
Northam: 43.1 percent
Gillespie: 55.7 percent

Stafford County
Northam: 46.8 percent
Gillespie: 52 percent

Statewide, 57 percent of voters included in NBC News exit polls said they disapproved of how President Donald Trump is handling his job. Of those polled, 34 percent said expressing opposition to Trump was one reason for their vote. Seventeen percent said expressing support for Trump was one reason to cast their vote.

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