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Accomack County & Northampton County Democratic Committees
November 2018


The Accomack County Democratic Committee will NOT be holding a committee meeting in December. We will resume our regular meeting schedule @ 6 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at the ES Chamber of Commerce Building in Melfa.

Please check our website at https://easternshoredemocrats.com for further information, updates or changes.

Democrats Victorious in 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Elaine Luria & Tim Kaine Winning Together

Thank You To All Of Our Volunteers

Your hard work and tireless efforts were essential in getting people out to vote and wrapping up this big electoral victory.

Tuesday, November 6th was a historic day. It was the day that Eastern Shore Democrats realized the fruits of victory after a hard-fought campaign to elect Elaine Luria as our 2nd District Congresswoman and Tim Kaine as our returning Senator.

These victories were a direct result of all the efforts and hard work by each and everyone of you. You richly deserve the accolades and appreciation of us all. Thank you!

The Accomack and Northamptom Democratic Committee officers provided great leadership. They coordinated our on the ground phone calling and door knocking efforts with the assistance of paid staffers from the Luria and Kaine campaigns.

Let's All Celebrate And Have A Virtual Slice of Victory Cake

We wanted to share this virtual cake with our many dedicated, hard-working volunteers who helped make 2018 such a successful election cycle for Democrats. Thank you!

Accomack Victory Cake

Elaine Luria's Victory Speech

TIm Kaine's Victory Speech In Virginia's 2018 Senate Race

Virginia Medicaid Expansion Program Is Now Open

Thanks to your support and  Virginia's elected officials, Virginia's Medicaid Expansion is  now available and the state is accepting applications for its expanded Medicaid program, for which nearly 400,000 more Virginians are now eligible. Please share this information and help Virginians who need this coverage.

Who qualifies now?

* Medicaid coverage will now be available for adults ages 19-64 who are not also eligible for Medicare and earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

* That means a single adult making up to $16,754 or a family of three making up to $28,677 can apply.

* If you’re unsure whether you qualify or have been denied in the past, you can use Cover Virginia’s Eligibility Screening Tool to find out.

How do I apply?

Call the Cover Virginia call center at 1-855-242-8282;
Call the Virginia Department of Social Services Enterprise Call Center at 1-855-635-4370;
Visit your local social services department (here is a statewide list);
Visit healthcare.gov;
Print and mail the application to your local services department;
Visit commonhelp.virginia.gov.

Eastern Shore Post's Coverage of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

by: Linda Cicoria, Eastern Shore Post

Democrats prevailed in statewide elections Tuesday for U.S. Senate and Congress, according to unofficial results reported by the Virginia Department of Elections. The results were certified locally but are not scheduled to be confirmed by the state board of elections until Nov. 19. 

Voters returned Sen. Timothy M. “Tim” Kaine to the post he has been serving since 2013. He beat out challengers Corey A. Stewart, a Republican, and Matt J. Waters, a Libertarian. Voters also selected Elaine G. Luria for Congress over Rep. Scott Taylor.

Voting was steady at Eastern Shore polls despite the on and off rain. In Accomack, absentee ballots were up, close to those of a presidential election. 

An unofficial tally showed Kaine, (who was also the 70th Virginia governor and 38th lieutenant governor) with 56.87 percent of the votes statewide. Kaine was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the last presidential election. Stewart received more than 41 percent of the ballots. Waters garnered 1.86 percent.  

“I’m going to try to make you proud,” Kaine said in an address to fellow Democrats after winning the election. “I’m going to try to set an example of leadership when God knows we need some good examples … Let’s just live like ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ rather than Virginia is for judgers, or doubters, or haters … you guys sent a powerful message tonight about who we are.” 

Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County, Va., Board of Supervisors, got the most votes in Accomack County, nearly 52 percent. Kaine followed with about 47 percent. Waters, a political fundraiser from Hampton Roads, lagged with just over 1 percent. 

Kaine took more than 57 percent of the ballots in Northampton, followed by Stewart with nearly 46 percent and Waters with more than 1 percent. 

Fifty-one percent of ballot-markers chose Luria, who served for 20 years as a surface warfare officer and nuclear engineer in the Navy. Taylor, the incumbent, received nearly 49 percent of the vote. In Accomack, more than 55 percent of voters picked Taylor. Luria took those votes in Northampton. Luria also won in Hampton City, James City County, Virginia Beach City, Norfolk City, and Williamsburg City. Taylor took Poquoson City and York County. 

Voters in Virginia said, “Yes” to the constitutional amendment that asked, Should a county, city, or town provide a partial tax exemption for real property subject to recurrent flooding if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property? More than 73 percent in Accomack and more than 67 percent in Northampton agreed. 

Voters also gave a nod for the spouse of a veteran, who was totally and permanently disabled, to move to a different primary residence and still get a real estate tax exemption. Accomack agreed with about 83 percent. More than 82 percent in Northampton voted in favor of the amendment. 

All Fired Up To Vote Rally

The newly formed Friends of Eastern Shore Democrats group sponsored a hugely successful vintage political rally to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) on Sunday, Oct. 21st from 1 p.m. at the Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center located at 24577 Mary N. Smith Road, Accomac, VA 23301. Featured speakers were Sen. Tim Kaine, VA-02 Nominee Elaine Luria, State Sen. Lynwood Lewis and Rep. Bobby Scott. 

We thank Paul and Jane Berge and all of the members of the Rally's Organizing Committee for their efforts in producing such a large spirited turnout!

"Have Faith And Keep On Going"

Miss Emmy from the Eastern Shore turned 100 this year, and she voted on Tuesday. 

Register To Vote

Access the Virginia Department of Elections website to register to vote online, to review your current voter registration status, and/or submit updates to your voter registration.

Notices

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All Fired Up To Vote Rally

All Fired Up To Vote Rally