11 November 2014
Unofficial election data shows that Fluvanna County voted solidly Republican on Nov. 4.
Only one precinct – Fork Union – favored Sen. Mark Warner over challenger Ed Gillespie, by a slim margin of 1.5 percentage points. The Columbia, Palmyra and Rivanna Districts and absentee voters preferred Gillespie by between 10 and 12 percentage points. Fluvanna’s most conservative district, Cunningham, went for Gillespie by a comfortable 27.5 percentage points. Overall the county selected Gillespie by 11 percentage points, awarding him 4,477 votes to Warner’s 3,559.
All five of Fluvanna’s precincts plus the absentee voters preferred Rep. Robert Hurt over challenger Lawrence Gaughan. Hurt’s slimmest margin of victory came in Fork Union, in which voters selected him over Gaughan by almost 20 percentage points. His coziest margin of victory occurred in Cunningham, when voters favored him by a whopping 43 percentage points. Fluvanna as a whole selected Hurt by 28 percentage points, with 5,107 votes to Gaughan’s 2,809.
Interestingly, Columbia’s voting percentages closely mirrored those of Fluvanna County as a whole in both the Senate and House races. Columbia voters gave Gillespie 53.24 percent and Warner 43.38 percent of their votes, and Fluvanna County voters awarded Gillespie 53.87 percent and Warner 42.83 percent of their votes. Likewise, Columbia voters gave Hurt 61.22 percent and Gaughan 34.50 percent of their votes, and Fluvanna County voters awarded Hurt 61.96 percent and Gaughan 34.08 percent of their votes.