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The Commonwealth of Virginia is a South Atlantic state historically considered part of the southern region of the United States of America. Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen, this commonwealth was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be continuously inhabited by British colonists from its founding as a European colony up to the American Revolution. It included area explored by the 1584 expedition of Sir Walter Raleigh along the coast of North America, and at one time it also included Bermuda (or Virgineola). The London Virginia Company became incorporated as a joint stock company by a proprietary charter drawn up on April 10, 1606. The charter granted lands stretching from approximately the 34th parallel ([[North Carolina]]) north to approximately the 45th parallel ([[New York]]) and from the Atlantic Ocean westward (although the Third Charter of 1612 extended its boundaries far enough across the Atlantic to incorporate Bermuda, which the company had been in possession of since 1609). The capital is Richmond and the most populous city is Virginia Beach.
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Virginia is known as the "Mother of Presidents", because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents ([[George Washington]], [[Thomas Jefferson]], [[James Madison]], [[James Monroe]], [[William Henry Harrison]], [[John Tyler]], [[Zachary Taylor]], and [[Woodrow Wilson]]), exceeded by no other state. Most of the United States' early presidents were from the state. Virginia has also been known as the "Mother of States" (sometimes "Mother States and Statesmen"), because portions of the original Colony subsequently became [[Kentucky]], [[Indiana]], [[Illinois]], and [[West Virginia]] as well as some portions of [[Ohio]]. Additionally, most of what is now [[Wisconsin]] and [[Michigan]] was also briefly claimed by Virginia during the Revolutionary War.
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==Initiative, Referendum and Recall==
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* Initiative and Referendum Law
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** Currently there is no initiative or referendum available in Virginia. An alternative is Legislative referendum which is possible in all states ([http://iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/Drop%20Down%20Boxes/Requirements/Legislative%20Referendum%20States.pdf click here for list]), is when the state legislatures, an elected official, state appointed constitutional revision commission or other government agency or department submits propositions (constitutional amendments, statutes, bond issues, etc.) to the people for their approval or rejection. Every state requires that constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature be submitted to the citizenry via legislative referendum for approval or rejection. Legislative amendments (LA) are possible in Virginia, and are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or governmental body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission.[http://iandrinstitute.org/Virginia.htm (1)]
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* [[History of direct democracy in Virginia]]
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'''Government of Virginia'''<br>
* [[Laws governing direct democracy in Virginia]]
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* [[Campaign finance in Virginia]]
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[[Judgepedia:Virginia Supreme Court|Supreme Court]] •
* [http://www.sbe.state.va.us/cms/Campaign_Finance_Disclosure/Index.html Campaign Finance Laws]
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* [http://disclosure.law.ucla.edu/statequery.asp Campaign Disclosure Project]
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[[Virginia Senate|Senate]]
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[[Virginia Governor|Governor]]
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[[Virginia Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor]]
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[[Virginia Attorney General|Attorney General]]
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[[Virginia Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]
  
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'''Virginia Counties'''<br>
* [[VA Accomack|Accomack]], [[VA Albemarle|Albemarle]], [[VA Alleghany|Alleghany]], [[VA Amelia|Amelia]] , [[VA Amherst|Amherst]] ,[[VA Appomattox| Appomattox]], [[VA Arlington|Arlington]] , [[VA Augusta|Augusta]] , [[VA Bath|Bath]] , [[VA Bedford|Bedford]] , [[VA Bland|Bland]], [[VA Botetourt|Botetourt]] , [[VA Brunswick|Brunswick]] , [[VA Buchanan|Buchanan]], [[VA Buckingham|Buckingham]] , [[VA Campbell|Campbell]] , [[VA Caroline|Caroline]] , [[VA Carroll|Carroll]] , [[VA Charles City|Charles City]] , [[VA Charlotte|Charlotte]] , [[VA Chesterfield|Chesterfield]] , [[VA Clarke|Clarke]] , [[VA Craig|Craig]] , [[VA Culpeper|Culpeper]] , [[VA Cumberland|Cumberland]] , [[VA Dickenson|Dickenson]] , [[VA Dinwiddie|Dinwiddie]] , [[VA Essex|Essex]] , [[VA Fairfax|Fairfax]] , [[VA Fauquier|Fauquier]] , [[VA Floyd|Floyd]] , [[VA Fluvanna|Fluvanna]] , [[VA Franklin|Franklin]] , [[VA Frederick|Frederick]] , [[VA Giles|Giles]] , [[VA Gloucester|Gloucester]] , [[VA Goochland|Goochland]] , [[VA Grayson|Grayson]] , [[VA Greene|Greene]] , [[VA Greensville|Greensville]] , [[VA Halifax|Halifax]] , [[VA Hanover|Hanover]] , [[VA Henrico|Henrico]] , [[VA Henry|Henry]] , [[VA Highland|Highland]] , [[VA Isle of Wight|Isle of Wight]] , [[VA James City|James City]] , [[VA King and Queen|King and Queen]] , [[VA King George|King George]] , [[VA King William|King William]] , [[VA Lancaster|Lancaster]] , [[VA Lee|Lee]] , [[VA Loudoun|Loudoun]] , [[VA Louisa|Louisa]] , [[VA Lunenburg|Lunenburg,]] [[VA Madison| Madison]] , [[VA Mathews|Mathews]] , [[VA Mecklenburg|Mecklenburg]] , [[VA Middlesex|Middlesex]] , [[VA Montgomery|Montgomery]] , [[VA Nelson|Nelson]] , [[VA New Kent|New Kent]] , [[VA Northampton|Northampton]] , [[VA Northumberland|Northumberland]] , [[VA Nottoway|Nottoway]] , [[VA Orange|Orange]] , [[VA Page|Page]] ,[[VA Patrick| Patrick]] , [[VA Pittsylvania|Pittsylvania]] , [[VA Powhatan|Powhatan]] , [[VA Prince Edward|Prince Edward]], [[VA Prince George|Prince George]] , [[VA Prince William|Prince William]] , [[VA Pulaski|Pulaski]] , [[VA Rappahannock|Rappahannock]] , [[VA Richmond|Richmond]] , [[VA Roanoke|Roanoke]], [[VA Rockbridge|Rockbridge]] , [[VA Rockingham|Rockingham]] , [[VA Russell|Russell]], [[VA Scott|Scott]] , [[VA Shenandoah|Shenandoah]] , [[VA Smyth|Smyth]] , [[VA Southampton|Southampton]], [[VA Spotsylvania|Spotsylvania]] , [[VA Stafford|Stafford]] , [[VA Surry|Surry]] , [[VA Sussex|Sussex]] , [[VA Tazewell|Tazewell]] , [[VA Warren|Warren]] , [[VA  Washington|Washington]] , [[VA Westmoreland|Westmoreland]], [[VA Wise|Wise]] , [[VA Wythe|Wythe]], [[VA York|York]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Accomack County, Virginia|Accomack]] [[Sunshinereview:Albermarle County, Virginia|Albermarle]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]] [[Sunshinereview:Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]] [[Sunshinereview:Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Arlington County, Virginia|Arlington]] [[Sunshinereview:Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Bath County, Virginia|Bath]] [[Sunshinereview:Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Bland County, Virginia|Bland]] [[Sunshinereview:Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]] [[Sunshinereview:Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]] [[Sunshinereview:Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Caroline County, Virginia|Caroline]] [[Sunshinereview:Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Charles County, Virginia|Charles]] [[Sunshinereview:Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]] [[Sunshinereview:Clarke County, Virginia|Clarke]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Craig County, Virginia|Craig]] [[Sunshinereview:Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]] [[Sunshinereview:Dickenson County, Virginia|Dickenson]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]] [[Sunshinereview:Essex County, Virginia|Essex]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]] [[Sunshinereview:Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Floyd County, Virginia|Floyd]] [[Sunshinereview:Fluvanna County, Virginia|Fluvanna]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]] [[Sunshinereview:Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Giles County, Virginia|Giles]] [[Sunshinereview:Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Goochland County, Virginia|Goochland]] [[Sunshinereview:Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Greene County, Virginia|Greene]] [[Sunshinereview:Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]] [[Sunshinereview:Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]] [[Sunshinereview:Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Highland County, Virginia|Highland]] [[Sunshinereview:Isle of Wright County, Virginia|Isle of Wright]]
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[[Sunshinereview:James City County, Virginia|James City]] [[Sunshinereview:King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]
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[[Sunshinereview:King George County, Virginia|King George]] [[Sunshinereview:King William County, Virginia|King William]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]] [[Sunshinereview:Lee County, Virginia|Lee]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]] [[Sunshinereview:Louisa County, Virginia|Louisa]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]] [[Sunshinereview:Madison County, Virginia|Madison]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]] [[Sunshinereview:Mecklenburg County, Virginia|Mecklenburg]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]] [[Sunshinereview:Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]] [[Sunshinereview:New Kent County, Virginia|New Kent]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Northampton County, Virginia|Northampton]] [[Sunshinereview:Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]] [[Sunshinereview:Orange County, Virginia|Orange]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Page County, Virginia|Page]] [[Sunshinereview:Patrick County, Virginia|Patrick]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania]] [[Sunshinereview:Powhatan County, Virginia|Powhattan]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]] [[Sunshinereview:Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]] [[Sunshinereview:Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Rappahannock County, Virginia|Rappahannock]] [[Sunshinereview:Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]] [[Sunshinereview:Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Rockingham County, Virginia|Rockingham]] [[Sunshinereview:Russell County, Virginia|Russell]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Scott County, Virginia|Scott]] [[Sunshinereview:Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]] [[Sunshinereview:Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]] [[Sunshinereview:Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Surry County, Virginia|Surry]] [[Sunshinereview:Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]] [[Sunshinereview:Warren County, Virginia|Warren]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Washington County, Virginia|Washington]] [[Sunshinereview:Westmoreland County, Virginia|Wetsmoreland]]
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[[Sunshinereview:Wise County, Virginia|Wise]] [[Sunshinereview:Wythe County, Virginia|Wythe]]
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[[Sunshinereview:York County, Virginia|York]] •'''[[Sunshinereview:Virginia counties|All Virginia counties...]]'''
  
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* [http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal2/ Virginia's Official Website]
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===Key Government Officials===
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* [[Tim Kaine]]
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* [[Bill Bolling]]
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* [[Bob McDonnell]]
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* [[Braxton Powell]]
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* [[Virginia media]]
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Portions of this article were taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia Wikipedia] 6/26/07
 
  
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