For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

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Via Reuters, at Alexandria’s Historic Christ Church where George Washington worshipped, many Episcopalians say they think America’s first president would be ”appalled” by the divisive rhetoric that’s marked the 2016 presidential election campaign.

(H/T Susan)

SCANDAL - "Where's the Black Lady?" - With Olivia still missing, the team comes together to do whatever it takes to find her and get her home safely, on "Scandal," THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) BELLAMY YOUNG

You may know actress Bellamy Young for her role as former first lady Mellie Grant on ABC’s hit show “Scandal.” This weekend, she’s in Virginia on the campaign trail herself to help elect former first lady Hillary Clinton. Young is stomping for Hillary Clinton throughout Virginia today and tomorrow, and the actress will be getting a tour of the Del Ray neighborhood along Mount Vernon Avenue.

This Saturday, from 10:45-11:45, the actress will be getting a tour of small businesses along Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia with Gayle Reuter from the Del Ray Business Association. The Hillary Clinton Campaign is wanting to focus on the importance of America’s small businesses and have asked her to visit Del Ray which obviously has the best small businesses in the entire country.

Donald Trump Hillary CLinton Gary John Dr. Jill Stein

Last week, we conducted an unscientific online poll regarding the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election which is less than 90 days away. I must say, for me, I am undecided and leaning toward doing a write-in.

While this wasn’t as big a landslide as I thought it would be (like our annual ice cream poll), here’s what you told us.

Out of 192 votes cast, Hillary Clinton came away with 57.81% of the vote (111 votes).

Some takeaways:

  • In recent elections, the Democratic candidate has won 70%+ of the vote in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • In 2008, Gary Johnson received .75% of the vote and Dr. Jill Stein received .25% of the vote in Alexandria, Virginia. In this poll, Governor Johnson received almost as many votes as Mr. Trump.
  • With Trump at 13.54% (26 votes), that is about half the percentage that Mitt Romney and John McCain received in Alexandria in the last two elections. This percentage is also about a third of what Bush/Cheney received in Alexandria in 2000 & 2004.

2016 Presidential election - Poll results

Donald Trump Hillary CLinton Gary John Dr. Jill Stein

We are conducting an online poll regarding the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election which is about 90 days away. I must say, for me, I am undecided and leaning toward doing a write-in.

I’ve seen some recent online polls and polls on TV which were quite surprising in their result. Given that Alexandria, Virginia has been named the most Liberal City in Virginia, this is likely though going to lead to a landslide result like our annual ice cream poll.

What do you think the result will be? Poll closes midnight Sunday, August 14.

If you want, tell us why you are voting for the candidate below.


Senator visits Va. Guard Soldiers during Annual Training

Will it be a Clinton/Kaine Ticket in 2016?

The Associated Press (AP) reported this morning that Virginia Senator Tim Kaine remains on a shortlist being considered as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016. We also heard from a source in the Clinton camp this past weekend that the vetting for the Junior U.S. Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia has gotten very serious.

(Photo via Virginia National Guard, on Flickr)

Bill Clinton in Alexandria, Virginia
Just found out about this. Northern Virginia Get Out the Vote organizing event with President Bill Clinton happens TOMORROW (Wednesday, February 24, 2016) at the Durant Arts Center.

You can sign up to attend the event at this link.

Is it just me or, is it a little odd to have an event like this mid-day?

(H/T Blue Virginia)

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