UPDATE: Aliscia Andrews won the final round of voting in the 10th district to be their candidate for Congress against Rep. Jennifer Wexton in November. She won with 57% of the vote to Rob Jones 43% on the third ballot. Congratulations Aliscia!
Second UPDATE: The voting was ranked with each delegate choosing their 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices. After each round the candidate with the fewest votes is dropped. On the first ballot Rob Jones won with Matt Troung a very close second.
As you can see below, in the first round, Rob Jones had 31.634% of the vote with Matt Truong close behind at 30.486%, Alicia Andrews had 27.547% of the vote, with Jeff Dove at 10.33%.
So how did Aliscia Andrews go from third place to a win? After the first ballot, Dove was dropped and the results of the second round were very close, Jones had 34.29%, Andrews 33% and Truong 32.67%. Despite being so close on the first ballot, Truong was in third place after the 2nd ballot, and he was dropped. In the final round of balloting Andrews had 57% of the vote and Jones 43%. It would seem many of Truong’s voters chose Andrews over Jones for their second choice. Is ranked voting a good idea? I’ll leave that for you to decide but it certainly didn’t do Matt Truong any favors today.
Convention voting closed today at 5:00 pm at the 10th district convention in Winchester. It was a very well run unassembled convention with everything working as it should have. For most of the day, there were no lines at all, with some short wait times in the early morning when Loudoun county was voting. There were 1600 delegates registered and 1240 showed up to vote, an excellent turnout.
However, it’s now 9:15 pm and there is still no winner in the first race counted, the race for Congress. They are now on their 3rd ballot, it’s down to Alicia Andrews and Rob Jones and as close as it can be. On the first two rounds of counting, no candidate had got over 50% of the vote. We will update you as soon as we know more.