Two races in Virginia appear to be headed to recounts, reports say.
The 85th and 91st state House districts of Virginia are very close after absentee and provisional ballots were counted.
As a result, Democrats are refusing to hand over control to Republicans in House of Delegates.
Last week, Democratic House Speaker Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn issued a statement promising a “smooth transition.”
Democrats promised to work with the “new majority.”
Republicans hold 50 seats while Democrats have 48, according to the latest tally.
In the two contested districts, Republican candidates still a hold narrow lead in both races.
Took a break from knocking doors this afternoon to check out Fil Fest and support our wonderful Filipino American community with my husband! pic.twitter.com/8qB5P0lSSK
— Karen Greenhalgh (@KGreenhalgh85) October 2, 2021
From Western Journal:
The Associated Press reported that in the 85th District, in Virginia Beach, Republican challenger Karen Greenhalgh led Democratic incumbent Del. Alex Askew by 127 votes out of 28,413 cast.
And in the nearby 91st District, which includes part of the city of Hampton, Republican challenger A.C. Cordoza was ahead of incumbent Del. Martha Mugler by 94 votes out of 27,388 cast.
The Daily Press of Hampton Roads reported one reason the race tightened was a transposition error that added 767 votes to a tally instead of 676.
Mugler withdrew her concession after learning of the error.
Because the leads in both races are less than 0.5 percent, Virginia law allows candidates to request a state-funded recount, according to the AP.
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“The speaker’s stance is that there are provisions in place to make sure we can be certain what the outcomes are, and it’s always good to check. We’re just seeing what the outcome is going to be,” Filler-Corn spokeswoman Sigalle Reshef said.
Had a wonderful time at the Yorktown parade celebrating the 4th of July with Senator @TommyNorment Delegate @AmandaBatten6 Supervisor Chad Green and the @GlennYoungkin for Governor float!! pic.twitter.com/zGI106cryk
— Del. AC Cordoza (@AcCordoza) July 6, 2021