NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A courtroom has now declared a tie in a Virginia Home election that sooner or later earlier appeared to have gone to a Democrat by a single vote.
A 3-judge panel licensed the 94th District in Newport Information as tied at 11,608 to 11,608 on Wednesday, a day after a dramatic recount appeared to offer Democrat Shelly Simonds the victory over Del. David Yancey.
Yancey efficiently challenged an uncounted poll he stated ought to have been included in his whole.
By state regulation, the winner of the tie might be decided “by lot.” It was not instantly clear how or when that may happen.
The result probably deciding partisan management of the Home of Delegates. If Yancey wins, Republicans will maintain on to energy by one seat, 51-49. If Simonds wins, a uncommon power-sharing settlement must be brokered between Democrats and Republicans.