In Race Critical To Virginia House Control, GOP Urges Judges To Stick By Ballot Ruling


Republicans on Friday asked a three-judge panel in Virginia to stick by its decision to count a disputed ballot in a squeaker legislative race, a ruling that threw the contest – and control of the House of Delegates – into limbo.

House Republicans were responding to a motion Democrats had filed Wednesday, asking a recount court to reverse itself and declare Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds the winner over Del. David Yancey, Newport News, by a margin of one vote.

A win by Simonds would split the 100-seat House down the middle, forcing a rare power-sharing arrangement on a chamber that Republicans have controlled for 17 years.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post · Laura Vozzella 



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