Virginia’s dramatic House of Delegates recount shows the power of one vote

Every vote really does count.

Democrat Shelly Simonds appears to have flipped a Republican-held seat Tuesday in Virginia’s House of Delegates by a margin of just one vote. Her opponent, Republican David Yancey, had a 10-vote lead ahead of a recount Tuesday, but in the recount Simonds garnered 11,608 votes to Yancey’s 11,607.

Simonds’ election needs to be certified by a panel of three judges, but if it holds, it will reshape Virginia’s political future.

“I knew it was going to be a roller coaster ride and the counts were going to change and votes were going to shift around. but I had faith in the system and final outcome,” Join The Conversation

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