The victory by Shelly Simonds, a school board member in Newport News, was a civics lesson in every-vote-counts as she won 11,608 to 11,607 in a recount conducted by local election officials.

    Ms. Simonds’s win means a 50-50 split in the State House, where Republicans had clung to a one-seat majority after losing 15 seats last month in a night of Democratic victories up and down the ballot, which were widely seen as a rebuke to President Trump. Republicans have controlled the House for 17 years.



cgod:

https://www.courthousenews.com/one-vote-throws-virginia-lower-house-into-a-tie/

Judges declined to certify the vote, it now goes to a drawing of lots and another recount.


posted by kleinbl00: 299 days ago