One vote in recount gives House Democrats 50th seat

A recount just knocked Virginia's statehouse out of Republicans' hands — by a single vote

If a three-judge panel accepts Simonds as the victor on Wednesday, the House could have a 50-50 split which could force a power sharing arrangement.

Yancey had won the 94th District by just 10 votes in November.

The recount was one of four scheduled for House races with very close outcomes.

The caucus vote comes after a day after Democrats appear to have secured a 50-50 tie in the lower chamber with a one-vote election victory after a recount in a Newport News House district. A victory for the Democrat would split control of the House of Delegates 50-50 and end Republican control of the chamber, while a victory for the Republican would mean the GOP would continue in the majority.

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Republicans said Wednesday there are no plans to vote on their current leadership team, led by Del.

Gary Anderson, the Newport News Circuit Court clerk, told NBC News that Yancey's camp brought a statement to the judicial hearing on Wednesday from a county official stating that the official made a mistake by not counting a ballot during the recount.

Virginia law says that in the event of a tie, the election board will determine the victor "by lot", after which point Republicans believe the loser can petition for another recount; however, there is some disagreement among Virginia election experts as to how the law should be applied in this case. The victor between Toscano and Plum will be the caucus' lead negotiator with Republicans as they discuss a possible power-sharing agreement, Toscano said. It would mean a rare power-sharing agreement may have to be brokered.

Shelly Simonds beat three-term incumbent Republican Del.

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A battle over one vote has left control of the Virginia House of Delegates up in the air - and headed for the winner's name to be drawn at random.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the ballot in question was "bubbled in" for both Simonds and Yancey but also crossed out through Simonds' bubble.

Attorneys for Republican Del.

Under state law, the State Board of Elections now has to break the tie in House District 94 through "determination by lot". David Yancey presented a letter written by the official to a three-judge panel Wednesday. If the loser of the coin toss is unhappy with that result, he or she can seek a second recount. However, the bubble for Gillespie had an X mark and the bubble for Simonds had a slash-like mark.

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A fourth recount in the Fairfax County-centered 40th District confirmed the victor as incumbent Del.

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