I voted here in Virginia at a sleepy precinct around 2 o'clock.
In 2008 and 2012 turnout was around 70% of registered voters. In the last race for Gov the turnout was more like 40%.
I am hoping that the turnout today will exceed that. But I am not confident. The Tea Party Repubs will show up in force and the anti-Cooch folks will too. I am not sure about the young, blacks or Hispanics. Or maybe mainstream Repubs.
A Repub guy made a true but unfortunate comment that if turnout was closer to 30% his candidate would win.
Polls close at 7 pm.
My prediction: McAuliffe 51%, Cuchinnelli 43%, Sarvis 6%. Turnout: 41%.