VA House of Delegates Race now a Tie

Governor-elect Ralph Northam.    
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The left the candidates in a tie with 11,608 votes each.

Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature now have to explore an awkward power-sharing agreement.

After a panel of judges determined that the Republican and Democratic candidates running for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates had received the same number of votes, the election could be decided at random. "As we have said consistently throughout this process, we are committed to an open, fair and honest election in which every lawful vote is counted".

Republican leaders in Virginia penned a statement saying they are "ready to establish a bipartisan framework under which the House can operate efficiently and effectively over the next two years".

Despite the urgency in Virgina's 94th district, control of the House could be decided by other recounts taking place this week-Republicans are contesting the Democratic victory in District 68 of 336 votes, and Democrats are challenging the Republican victory in District 28 that had a margin of 82 votes.

"I just can't believe it, but it sounds like it's pretty solid", an excited Simonds, speaking from a bar with the sounds of celebration in the background, told reporters on a conference call.

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"Last night after the recount was completed, our team became aware of a question surrounding an uncounted ballot". And then, the three judges concurred that the ballot they examined should be counted in favor of incumbent Yancey - which changed the recount vote tally to an exact tie, at 11,608 votes each.

"Today's decision by the court was wrong, and Delegate-elect Shelly Simonds should have been certified the victor".

The recount was one of four that followed the November election. However, a Democratic official persuaded the Republican official to not count the ballot.

That means the race is a tie.

The Virginia Department of Elections said Wednesday that they were still waiting for a final order from the circuit court before proceeding on how to determine a victor. In a more recent example, two opponents in a 2015 MS state congressional race tied ― and broke their tie by drawing straws.

"We asked the recount Court to consider this ballot". It said a ballot that election officials found invalid should have been counted for the Republican incumbent, making the race a tie, which under state law will likely be "settled by lot", essentially a coin toss. "And we won it by one vote". Drawing lots is a insane way to choose a representative.

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