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Virginia Elections had been on the news for the entire month . Finally they delivered their final blow on Tuesday defeating a Democratic challenger by a mere single vote.The winning Republican Office holder left the House of Delegates split equal among the two parties.

SHELLY SIMONDS

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The victorious Shelly Simonds ,a school board member in Newport News thought us a major civic lesson : that every vote counts by winning to 11,608 to 11,607 votes , in the recount that was conducted by local elections authorities.

REPROOF TO PRESIDENT TRUMP

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Shelly Simonds’s win mad e the State House split 50-50 , while the Republicans had held on to a one-seat majority when they lost 15 seats last month in a night of Democratic winnings that went up and down the ballot, ,as a similar reproof to President Trump .

RECOUNTING OF VOTES

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The zealous Ms. Simonds told reporters on a conference call from a bar  with sounds of victory echoing in the background “I just can’t believe it, but it sounds like it’s pretty solid.”Expressing her amusement for the recount process she said it was a perfect illustration of a good government , in which there were no arguments between Democrats and Republican observers. “It was a beautiful thing to see democracy in action.”

CAMPAIGNING

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The recount was a nerve-cracking exercise madly followed on Twitter over five hours that began with the Republican office holder, David Yancy, ahead by 10 votes. Even though the results are not yet official until certified by three-judge panel on Wednesday,the Democrats declared victory and the Republican Leaders in the House congratulated Ms. Simonds,  “There were no challenged ballots so nothing for the court to review,” said the  leaders of the Democratic league.

IOWA CAUCUS  FAMOUS COIN TOSS

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Iowa is famous for the use of coin tosses  to settle tied results in its presidential sessions. In the 2000 presidential election, when a complicated paper ballot in Florida led officials to examine “hanging chads” with eyepieces and only 537 votes separated George W. Bush from Al Gore, the Supreme Court ultimately made the call a month after Election Day.  The votes were recounted, results were updated at every step  on a white board. Several journalists took to twitter with the hushing results liver, with Mr. Yancey’s 10-vote margin slowly degrading.

THE BULLETIN BOARD MADE VIRAL ON TWITTER

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It was one of the many  recounts Democrats carried out  after close  Republican victories in House races on Election Day. Before Tuesday, the others had broken for Republicans, but Democrats are still contesting one race with an 82-vote margin in a district where 147 people received the wrong ballots. A lawsuit appealing for  a new election is in the courts. If the Democratic candidate, Joshua Cole, somehow ends up the victor,  his party  would end up with a 51-49 majority in the House.

VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE

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Republican House leaders are all set to work with colleagues across the aisle. “We stand ready to establish a bipartisan framework under which the House can operate efficiently and effectively over the next two years,” the Republican leadership said in a statement.

“We stand ready to establish a bipartisan framework under which the House can operate efficiently and effectively over the next two years,” the Republican leadership said in a statement. The Republican House is all set to work with members across the desk.

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Ms. Simonds  is among the many members of the Virginia house to pull such close valor.A former Virginia delegate named Jim Scott stood victorious by one vote in 1991 and was nicknamed “Landslide Jim”On Tuesday, Ms. Simonds accepted the same name. “You can call me Landslide Shelly as long as you call me delegate,” she said. We congratulate Ms.Simonds on her victory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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