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Control of Virginia's State House Could Be Decided by a Coin Toss

Control of Virginia's State House Could Be Decided by a Coin Toss

But the result was tossed out by a three-judge panel on Wednesday which determined that a disputed ballot should count for Republican incumbent David Yancey. As the Post explains, there is no procedural mechanism for breaking ties, which means that any bill with a realistic shot of making it out of the chamber will have to earn at least one vote's worth of bipartisan support. Opposition to President Trump has energized Democratic voters, but they are also angry about Republican state legislators who've narrowed access to voting and have warped the election results in their favor through gerrymandering.

It's not over yet in the Virginia House of Delegates race that threatened to strip Republicans of their majority.

"I am happy that every vote in Newport News was counted and that the judges took time to deliberate before rendering a decision".

Republicans had controlled the Virginia House of Delegates for the past 17 years but Democrats picked up more than 15 seats in the November 7 election. "Don't tell me that every vote doesn't count".

The final tally: 11,608 for Simonds to 11,607 for Yancey. However, a Democratic official persuaded the Republican official to not count the ballot.

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"Today's decision by the court was wrong, and Delegate-elect Shelly Simonds should have been certified the victor". During the recount, election officials were presented with an overvote. In a more recent example, two opponents in a 2015 MS state congressional race tied ― and broke their tie by drawing straws.

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.

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

At the local level, ties happen fairly frequently: In 2012, a city council election in Walton, Kentucky, that tied at 669 votes each was decided by a coin toss; in 2014, candidates in Poplarville, Mississippi, who had tied 177-177 in an alderman's race drew straws to determine the victor; and this year, candidates drew cards from a deck to pick the victor in a tied city council race in Cripple Creek, Colorado ― to name a few. A decade ago, CT repealed its coin-toss rule in favor of deciding tied races through the Legislature or by a runoff - in other words, a do-over. "Just one vote has cleared the way for Democrats in the commonwealth to advance a progressive agenda that puts Virginia families first", Perez said in a statement released Tuesday evening.

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

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