After a tenure that saw a lot of changes and some controversy, a member of the Virginia Department of Elections will not return to his position with the new administration.
After four recounts resulted from Virginia’s House contests in November, state election officials said one lesson was clear: Voters who want their vote to count must mark their ballot clearly.
Republican David Yancey won a drawing to break a tie in the disputed 94th District race in Newport News Thursday however his opponent is expected to challenge the decision, possibly seeking yet another recount.
Control of Virginia’s House of Delegates hinges on a random drawing of names from a bowl Thursday in a state office building in Richmond.
Officials in Virginia knew there were problems with voters assigned to the wrong House districts in the Fredericksburg area since at least early 2015, documents and interviews show.
A recount in a disputed Stafford County House district confirmed the election of Republican Bob Thomas Thursday, maintaining Republicans’ slim 51-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.
A Republican recount official involved in the Newport News race that was decided by one vote had second thoughts about a ballot that wasn’t counted. Republicans hope to force a tie in the race in a bid to maintain their majority in the House of Delegates.
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A recount in Newport News results in a 50-50 tie in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democrats picked up another seat by a single vote after a recount.
Two recounts are now scheduled for races in Stafford County delaying the swearing-in for one candidate for county supervisor. Meanwhile, voters have filed an amended lawsuit in federal court seeking a new election in the 28th House District.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections certified results in the final two Virginia House of Delegates races Monday afternoon, despite evidence that at least 147 voters cast ballots in the wrong race.
As Virginia’s State Board of Elections prepares to certify House of Delegates results that the Department of Elections has serious questions about, an expert says it’s possible that not all of the serious problems, which appear to date back years, have been exposed yet.
At least 147 people voted in the wrong Virginia House of Delegates race in Fredericksburg and Stafford County, new documents prepared for the State Board of Elections show.
Democrats plan to request recounts as early as next week in at least three Virginia House of Delegates races, including one that has already been the subject of legal wrangling.
Lawyers representing the Stafford County Electoral Board, Republican candidate Bob Thomas and the State Board of Elections said opening these ballots and not others that arrived after polls closed could create a slippery slope.
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