Breaking News: Virginia Vote is now tied. They will pull a hat to decide the winner!!

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    WOW! Insanity. Link to follow.

    Just broke by CNN on TV, waiting for them to post. One of the votes for GOP was not counted because it was unclear of their choice. This person chose GOP all down the ticket, but seemed to accidentally circle both Dem and GOP for the Delegate Seat, then crossed out the choice of Dem to stay consistent with their ticket being all GOP.

    It was sent to a 3 panel of judges who agreed with the GOP lawyer. It is now down to the pull of a hat to decide the winner. Unbelievable stuff.

    Virginia election now tied after GOP challenge

    A court has now declared a tie in a Virginia House election that one day earlier appeared to have gone to a Democrat by a single vote.

    A three-judge panel certified the 94th District in Newport News as tied at 11,608 to 11,608 on Wednesday, a day after a dramatic recount appeared to give Democrat Shelly Simonds the victory over Republican Delegate David Yancey.

    Yancey successfully challenged an uncounted ballot he said should have been included in his total.

    By state law, the winner of the tie will be determined "by lot." It was not immediately clear how or when that would take place.
     
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    Vote for what?
     
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    Why is this important?
     
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    A whole lot or a little?
     
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    He's bored..
     
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    This is for control of the House of Delegates. If Simonds of the Democrats win, it is 50-50 and they share power, if Yancey loses, it remains 51-49 for the GOP. This is a big deal even just to choose the speaker and chairmanships.
     
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