Virginia Judges Overturn One-Vote Victory
They’re fit to be tied. Democrat Shelley Simonds appeared to have won her race for the Virginia House of Delegates by a single vote in a recount earlier this week, but a three-judge panel reinstated a previously discarded ballot Wednesday, counting it for Republican incumbent David Yancey. Both candidates are marked, but Simonds’ mark is reportedly slashed. With the two candidates now tied, state law dictates a decision “by lot,” perhaps something as simple as a coin toss. After that determination, the loser will be able to demand another recount.