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.
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
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
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.”
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.