Virginia Voter Registration Soars with October Rush (Daily Press)

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“Whatever Virginians feel about the candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are bringing significant numbers of citizens onto the rolls, whether they are for or against,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington.

The year-to-date increase is 30 percent higher than in 2012, and more than twice the increase seen ahead of the 2008 election, when candidate Barack Obama energized the state and swung Virginia to the Democratic Party column.

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