Republican asks for recount in Virginia House race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates is asking for a recount after official results show him losing by less than 30 votes.

Rep. Chris Stolle said on Monday that he has requested a recount after the State Board of Elections certified that he lost to Democrat Nancy Guy by 27 votes out of more than 20,000 cast.

Stolle is a member of a prominent Virginia Beach political family and has served in the House since 2010.

Democrats will control the House regardless of the outcome of a recount.

Also on Monday, the board certified that Republican Del. Nick Freitas won reelection. He was forced to mount a write-in campaign after failing to submit election paperwork on time.

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