Is This Important? It’s Probably Not Important.

Fairfax County: (14.3% of 2018 electorate)

Romney (2012): 39%
Gillespie (2014): 40%
Trump (2016): 29%
Gillespie (2017): 31%
Stewart (2018): 27%

 

Virginia Beach: (5.0%)

Romney (2012): 51%
Gillespie (2014): 51%
Trump (2016): 49%
Gillespie (2017): 47%
Stewart (2018): 43%

 

Loudoun County: (5.0%)

Romney (2012): 47%
Gillespie (2014): 49%
Trump (2016): 39%
Gillespie (2017): 39%
Stewart (2018): 35%

 

Prince William County: (4.9%)

Romney (2012): 41%
Gillespie (2014): 47%
Trump (2016): 37%
Gillespie (2017): 38%
Stewart (2018): 33%

 

Chesterfield County: (4.6%)

Romney (2012): 53%
Gillespie (2014): 53%
Trump (2016): 49%
Gillespie (2017): 49%
Stewart (2018): 44%

 

Henrico County: (4.3%)

Romney (2012): 43%
Gillespie (2014): 42%
Trump (2016): 37%
Gillespie (2017): 38%
Stewart (2018): 33%

The six largest localities in Virginia all have a population of over 300,000 each. They collectively made up 38.1 percent of the electorate in 2018. They are all considered “suburbs.”

Is this important? I dunno. Perhaps I’m being vile and loathsome for pointing these numbers out, on orders from my liberal Republican consultant funders (still waiting on that check, fellas). But these seem pretty important to me.