After the VA elections, the VA house was 49D-51R. However, 4 recounts were in process, all in (R) winning districts. In one of them, the result of the recount was .. a tie. By VA law, ties are settled by a coin flip or some other agreed upon random event. Thus, the election centers on a coin flip, and thus control of the VA house centers on a coin flip. Va. House district now tied after ballot review by panel of judges Remember, every vote counts. Note that a 3-judge panel gave the Republican a disputed vote, creating the tie. And that's ... fine. It looks like a good decision. Obviously, if it had gone the other way, every Republican here would be screaming about how the judges were part of a liberal conspiracy. And they'll still be screaming that if the Democrat wins the coin toss.