House of Delegates Election Comes Down to One Vote and Change the Balances of Power in Virginia

The balance of power in Virginia’s legislature turned on a single vote in a recount Tuesday that flipped a seat in the House of Delegates from Republican to Democratic, leaving control of the lower chamber evenly split.

The outcome, which reverberated across Virginia, ends 17 years of GOP control of the House and forces Republicans into a rare episode of power sharing with Democrats that will refashion the political landscape in Richmond.

Shelly Simonds wins Virginia House of Delegates seat with one vote – The Washington Post

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