January 4, 2018

Del. David E. Yancey, R-Newport News, won a random drawing this morning to break a tie in the critical House of Delegates 94th District election. This puts Republicans on track to keep a 51-49 majority in the House of Delegates and avoid a power-sharing arrangement with Democrats.

Yancey held a 10-vote lead over Democrat Shelly Simonds in unofficial results tallied on election night, but a December 19th recount showed Simonds with a one-vote win.

The outcome changed again during a court hearing on December 20th, when a three-judge panel chose to review a single disputed ballot and count it for Yancey, creating the tie.

There is a chance that Simonds may seek another recount.

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