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VA recounted recount ends in tie, will flip coin to determine outcome

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Democrats have lost their one-vote lead in a state election that will determine control over the Virginia House of Delegates. The race is now a tie, and the State Board of Elections will determine a winner by drawing lots. If Democrat Shelly Simonds wins, Democrats will break the GOP’s 20-year chokehold on power in the House. If Republican David Yancey wins, the GOP will retain unified control of the state legislature. The Board of Elections will draw names from a fish bowl. If they pick the Democrat, Republicans will lose their grasp on the House of Delegates. 

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