According to CNN, record turnout voting in Virginia continued straight up till closing time at 7 p.m. Roughly “40% of Virgina’s registered voters” (approx. five million people) visited the polls today. Not only did this break prior records for the state but it also caused extremely long lines. In past elections, not even half of the people who voted today would show up. The turnout was incredible.
Virginia’s executive secretary Nancy Rodrigues, of the Board of Elections, predicted “75 percent of the registered voters would have placed their votes before closing time.” Rodrigeus did note that several voting machine problems did occur due to the large turnout and that lines were notably long (according to one voter who called CNN, the lines took between four and seven hours to clear out).
On ABC News currently, the popular vote shows McCain with 57% in Virginia.