Simonds to legally challenge 94th District tie, drawing postponed

27 December, 2017, 04:08 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Drawing for tied House race delayed; Democrats to file challenge

The Virginia State Board of Elections has delayed a drawing that would have decided the state's House of Delegates race. Simonds thought she had a one-vote victory after a recount, but a three-judge panel declared a tie after examining a disputed ballot and awarding it to Yancey.

Democrat Shelly Simonds reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount on December 19.

The State Board of Elections was scheduled to draw a victor on a Wednesday, but according to the Virginian Pilot, a spokesperson for the House Republican Caucus confirmed that the drawing has been postponed.

This was substantial because with her win the Virginia House of Delegates would be at a 50/50 political party split.

"We don't want everybody driving to Richmond if there's. a court order pending", she said, explaining what she described as a unanimous decision.

The Simonds campaign filed its motion electronically.

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Virginia Department of Elections spokeswoman Andrea Gaines confirmed that the agency had postponed the lottery, as Democrats had requested.

Simonds told reporters that the case had implications not only for her contest but for the integrity of state elections as a whole, saying that without a court ruling in her favor, "recounts would become a never-ending spiral of courtroom challenges".

Now it's 51-49 in favor of Republicans. Simonds and Yancey are tied at 11,608 votes each.

Wheeler said the matter should be settled before the legislature convenes.

The last - and perhaps only other - time the state settled a tied election by "lot" was in 1971, when candidates for a House seat in Fairfax - Republican William Moss and Democrat Jim Burch - each received 16,410 votes.

Before the November 7 elections, Republicans outnumbered Democrats in the House 66-34.

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