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Forum Post: Democrat recount win by 1 vote could alter power in Virginia's House

Posted 4 weeks ago on Dec. 20, 2017, 11:35 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8755) from Phoenix, AZ
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"Virginia Democrats have claimed at least half the seats in the state House of Delegates after a recount on Tuesday, giving the party a seat at the table in the lower chamber for the first time in two decades.

In a recount Tuesday, Shelly Simonds (D) gained a net of 11 votes, enough to hand her victory over incumbent Del. David Yancey (R) by a single vote. Simonds' win in the 94th district, which covers part of Newport News city, makes hers the 16th Republican-held seat that Democrats picked up in last month's elections.

The new result will leave the House of Delegates split at 50-50, erasing Republicans’ slim 51-49 margin after the November elections, with one recount pending......."

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!! Every Republican defeated matters! (or elected for the matter).

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/365664-dem-appears-to-win-recount-in-key-virginia-house-race-by-single-vote

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