DAILYKENN.com -- A recount gave Shelly Simonds a one-vote edge over her opponent, David Yancey.
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That one vote will result in Virginia's House of Representatives being split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats.
The results still require court certification.
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Control of the Virginia House of Delegates is still up for grabs as Republicans appear to have lost a 16-seat majority in the one of the most agonizing ways possible — with a single-vote defeat in a dramatic election recount.
A Democratic challenger is set to score a one-vote victory Wednesday barring any last-minute challenges or hiccups with the certification process. The victory means a rare power-sharing agreement may have to be brokered between Democrats and Republicans.
Shelly Simonds beat three-term incumbent Republican David Yancey in the 94th District in Newport News, 11,608 to 11,607, in an hours-long recount Tuesday that ended only after the precinct ballots were exhausted and provisional ballots were examined.
The recounted votes still must be certified by a court Wednesday, although officials said they expected that no ballots would be challenged.
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