The Virginia Election Web Archive 2005 contains the archived Web sites for the major party candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General and the Virginia Democratic and Republican parties. Also included are selected Virginia political blogs that span the political spectrum.
On Tuesday, November 8, two million voters went to the polls to elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and all 100 members of the House of Delegates. Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine (D) defeated former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R) 52 percent to 46 percent. Republican State Senator Russell Potts, running as an Independent, captured 2 percent of the vote. State Senator William Bolling (R) defeated former Congresswoman and State Senator Leslie Byrne (D) 51 percent to 49 percent. The race for Attorney General was the closest in modern Virginia history. On Election Day Delegate Robert McConnell (R) defeated State Senator R. Creigh Deeds (D) by 323 votes (49.96 percent to 49.95 percent). A subsequent recount confirmed McConnell's victory by 360 votes. The final vote tally: McConnell, 970,981; Deeds, 970,621.
The Web sites in this collection were captured weekly during the last seven weeks of the election campaign and through the end of the Warner Administration.