While the winner Virginia-wide and in a total of seven states on “Super Tuesday” primary election day, Republican front runner Donald Trump garnered only 15.68 percent of Republican votes cast in the City of Falls Church this week, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. His total of 246 votes came in at almost a third of the total for Marco Rubio (707 votes for 45.06 percent of the total) and also behind John Kasich with 367 votes for 23.31 percent). Ted Cruz had 191 votes. A total of 1,569 voted in the Falls Church Republican primary at the City’s three voting precincts (plus absentee).
On the Democratic side, a total of 2,595 votes were cast with 1,587 for Hillary Clinton (61.16 percent) and an even 1,000 for Bernie Sanders. Confirming the fears of many Republican leaders for Trump’s general advance, GOP Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of the neighboring McLean 10th District was challenged by Democratic challenger LuAnn Bennett yesterday to explain her silence in the face of the Trump victory in Virginia.