ICYMI: Top stories of the week

Each week, we bring you a collection of the most viewed stories from The Daily Brew, condensed. Here are the top stories from the week of October 16-October 20.

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Every local ballot measure in Virginia on Nov. 7

We’re covering every local ballot measure in Virginia on Nov. 7. Voters in seven Virginia counties will decide nine local ballot measures alongside state legislative elections

In 2023, Ballotpedia is covering local ballot measures that appear on the ballot for voters within the 100 largest cities in the U.S., within state capitals, and throughout California. Ballotpedia is also covering a selection of election-related, policing-related, and other ballot measures outside of the largest cities.

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Previewing the Central Bucks School District races in Pennsylvania

Over the past few weeks, we’ve brought you in-depth coverage of school board elections across the country.

This week we looked at the Central Bucks School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where 10 candidates are running for five board seats.

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Louisiana will have a Republican trifecta in January 

Louisiana held their statewide primaries on Oct. 14. Louisiana uses the majority-vote system. All candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run in the same primary. A candidate who wins more than 50% of the vote wins the election outright. 

Jeff Landry, Louisiana’s Republican attorney general, won the gubernatorial election outright with 51.6% of the vote. That guarantees that Louisiana will have a Republican trifecta when he is sworn into office as the state’s 57th governor in early 2024. 

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