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Forget the Recount: VA Race to Be Decided by Drawing Name

Forget the Recount: VA Race to Be Decided by Drawing Name”

On Wednesday, the panel found that one questionable ballot should be counted for Republican David Yancey.

The tie decision - 11,608 votes - puts the 94th District race in the hands of the State Board of Elections.

Before the November 7 general election, Virginia Republicans held 66 seats to the Democrats' 34 in the legislature, along with a majority in the state Senate.

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The day after a recount appeared to make Democrat Shelly Simonds the victor in the race, by one vote over Republican David Yancey - and split control of the Virginia House of Delegates, ending GOP control of the chamber after almost 20 years - a circuit court ruling set the vote as tied.

There is a saying in America that "every vote counts". "A short straw", is how The Virginian Pilot describes whatever process judges will use to determine who gets the seat - and if Republicans control the entire House of Delegates. At the end of the recount, Simonds appeared to have a one-vote lead over Yancey, creating a 50-50 split in the House.

Here's an image of the ballot in question. "This morning, the Republican official wrote a letter to the recount court explaining that he made the wrong decision yesterday, and that he believes the ballot should count for Delegate Yancey". However, a Democratic official persuaded the Republican official to not count the ballot. His lawyer said that was the first time in Virginia that an election result had been changed in a recount.

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In most states ― about 35 total, according to a Washington Post analysis ― election ties are broken by "drawing lots," or, in other words, in a game of chance. If the House is tied when he takes office in January, Democrats will have more leverage to push for their policy priorities, like state Medicaid expansion.

"We asked the recount Court to consider this ballot".

Under Virginia law, the State Board of Elections chooses the victor of a tied election "by lot", but the law does not specify the actual method to be used. One Virginia reporter noted that a coin toss had been used in at least one past local election. Republicans argued that the voter had meant to pick Yancey because he or she had voted for the Republican candidates in other races on the ballot.

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"They're going to have to actually draw by lots", Mr. Kays said, with a shade of disbelief.



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