This means the Virginia State House will* be split 50 Republicans, 50 Democrats.
So not only did that one vote make a difference in that one seat, but it made sure neither party is in full control of the legislator. Had the vote gone the other way the Virginia State House would have been 51 Rep, 49 Dems.
In the Virginia State Senate the Republicans have a slight advantage, 21-19. However, with Democrats holding both the Lt. Governorship (who can break ties), and the Governorship (who has veto power), Republicans in the Virginia State Senate may be forced to adopt a more bi-partisan agenda.
*Note: Not the final word, there are two other recounts happening this week. This recount was the closest, the the Republicans up 10 votes to start with. The other two, in one, Republicans start with a 82 vote lead, and in another Democrats start with a 336 lead. Democrats are actually requested a completed new election in the former, as 100 voters were mistakenly given ballots for the wrong legislative district.
Edited by sierraleone, 19 December 2017 - 09:17 PM.