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Court rules Virginia House race tied, victor to be picked 'by lot'

Court rules Virginia House race tied, victor to be picked 'by lot'

Democrat Shelly Simonds appeared to beat Yancey in the 94th District in Newport News 11,608 to 11,607 in a recount Tuesday. According to the Post, legislation in the house requires 51 votes to pass, and there is no mechanism to break ties.

A single vote may spell the end of Republican control in Virginia's House of Delegates. Yancey went into the Tuesday recount with a ten-vote margin.

James Alcorn, the chairman of the state board of elections, said the victor will likely be chosen by drawing a name out of a glass bowl.

Virginia Republicans released a statement Tuesday afternoon conceding the race after the "close recount" and said they "stood ready" to forge a bipartisan, power-sharing agreement for the chamber. The victory means a rare power-sharing agreement may have to be brokered between Democrats and Republicans.

An apparent one-vote Democratic victory in a Newport News-area House of Delegates race turned into a tie Wednesday, creating an unprecedented scenario in which control of the House will be decided by state officials essentially drawing a name out of a hat.

The Dec. 19 recount, which left Simonds with 11,608 votes compared to incumbent Del.

The official, Kenneth Mallory, wrote that the ballot had both candidates' names bubbled in for the 94th District race.

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A recount is set begin for a Virginia House of Delegates race that could alter the power dynamic in Richmond. But that process seemed less likely to be of effect, given that Democrat Dawn Adams was 336 votes ahead of Republican incumbent Del.

The recounted votes still must be certified by a court on Wednesday.

"I want to thank the voters who came out on November 7", Simmonds said Tuesday following the recount. Simonds was trailing Republican David Yancey by 10 votes just after the election. The results of the recount still need to be certified by a circuit court in Virginia, a process expected to take place Wednesday, but after Tuesday's counting, Simonds led Yancey in Virginia's 94th House of Delegates district 11,608 votes to 11,607.

As she waited with her sister and daughter outside the building where the recount was conducted, Simonds said she wasn't going to celebrate until she had confirmation from the city registrar.

"Simonds' bubble had an additional slash mark through it", the letter said.

Last week, Republican Delegate Tim Hugo held on to his seat in Fairfax County after a recount made little change to his 100-plus vote lead.

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