One vote ends GOP majority in Va. state house

Election tie

This is a historic victory for the Democrats, who having flipped the seat to now share a 50-50 tie with the Republicans for control of the Virginia House of Delegates. "I believe one locality uses an old-fashioned tri-corner hat for these occasions", Alcorn told the paper. The victor between Toscano and Plum will be the caucus' lead negotiator with Republicans as they discuss a possible power-sharing agreement, Toscano said.

Virginia law says that in the event of a tie, the election board will determine the victor "by lot", after which point Republicans believe the loser can petition for another recount; however, there is some disagreement among Virginia election experts as to how the law should be applied in this case.

The Republican leaders said that during the recount, an over-vote on one ballot - where a voter has marked more than one valid choice - had not been counted for either candidate.

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

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After an election recount that appears to give them a tying vote in their chamber, Virginia House Democrats plan to meet Wednesday to select a would-be speaker. David Yancey's 11,607, prompted renewed discussion about a rare power-sharing agreement that would need to be forged between the two parties in the coming weeks.

Gary Anderson, the Newport News Circuit Court clerk, told NBC News that Yancey's camp brought a statement to the judicial hearing on Wednesday from a county official stating that the official made a mistake by not counting a ballot during the recount. But that process seemed less likely to be of outcome, given that Democrat Dawn Adams was 336 votes ahead of Republican incumbent Del.

Simonds, a school board member, had initially appeared to lose November's election by 10 votes.

Democrats were declaring victory Tuesday night and celebrating what appeared to be their successful effort to wrest control Virginia House of Delegates from Republicans for the first time in 17 years.

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A recount is set begin for a Virginia House of Delegates race that could alter the power dynamic in Richmond.

The three-judge panel reviewing the recount Wednesday certified the race as tied with 11,608 votes for both Yancey and Simonds.

Election officials in Newport News on Tuesday will rescan ballots cast in the 94th District. A city council race in Idaho came down to a coin toss and a recount Monday, resulting in the discovery of one new ballot that tilted the race for the incumbent.

But here is where things get really interesting: Virginia law says the state election board shall "determine by lot which of the candidates shall be declared elected".

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A fourth recount in the Fairfax County-centered 40th District confirmed the victor as incumbent Del. She was more outspoken Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

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