Control of VA House down to a coin flip

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    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.
     
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    The GOP will scream if it loses.
     
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    I posted this and noone seemed to care. I thought it was a pretty significant development.
     
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    If Virginia is dumb enough to elect so many (D)-bags, they deserve what they get.
     
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    Unfortunately Northern Virginia now controls how the state as a whole votes for Governor,Lt Gov,SOS,senators etc.
     
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    It does now, yes.
     
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    Yup no broken electoral college for you to abuse at the state level
     
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    Imagine- a state where the majority of voters controls who get elected Governor?
     
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    No dip shit the MAJORITY don't the majority of northern virginia voters do. Jesus the left's grasp of reading comprehension is horrible.
     
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    The majority of Virginians are moving toward a Democratic majority.

    That's how it works, Odium.
     

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