Posts Tagged House of Delegates

Unless Court Intervenes, House of Delegates Control to Be Determined Next Week

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Last week, election officials called off a random drawing to determine the winner of a House race in Newport News. Now, as Michael Pope reports, the tie-breaker is back on.

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Random Draw Put on Hold as Democrats File Challenge to Recount

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The contested ballot at the heart of a dramatic recount in Virginia’s 94th House of Delegates race. (Credit: City of Newport News / The Virginian Pilot via AP)

Plans to break a tie in a Virginia House of Delegates race with a random drawing have been put on hold. Democrat Shelly Simonds is challenging the recount results that gave her opponent, Republican David Yancey, one extra vote. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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A Look Back at the Last Time Virginia’s House of Delegates Was Tied

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Election officials had planned to break a tie in a Virginia House race by choosing a winner at random today. But, it’s been postponed after the Democrat announced plans to challenge results in court. That means control of the House of Delegates is still up in the air, with one potential outcome being a 50-50 tie. If that result comes to pass, Michael Pope reports that it wouldn’t be a first for Virginia.

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Power Sharing In The General Assembly? It’s Happened Before

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With Democrats and Republicans so evenly split in the House of Delegates, members may be forced into a power-sharing agreement. Virginia’s previous experience with power sharing had mixed results. Michael Pope reports.

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House of Delegates Control Up for Grabs, Three Recounts Scheduled For This Week

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Election officials are combing through a handful of recounts this week while control of the House of Delegates hangs in the balance. Michael Pope has the story.

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A Recount in Newport News Could Determine House of Delegates Control

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Election officials in several jurisdictions are preparing for recounts in tight races for the House of Delegates. But the recount in Newport News is one that might actually change the outcome of the election. Michael Pope reports.

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Elections Board Delays Meeting To Certify Close House Race

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The Virginia State Board of Elections has postponed a meeting to certify the results in a Fredericksburg-area House of Delegates district where election officials say some voters were given the wrong ballots. Michael Pope reports.

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Two Uncertified Races in Fredericksburg Could Throw House of Delegates Into Chaos

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Control of the House of Delegates is still up in the air two weeks after the election, and election officials are now casting even more uncertainty on two key races. Michael Pope reports.

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A Potential Ballot Issue in Fredericksburg Could Determine Who Controls House of Delegates

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Control of the House of Delegates is still in play, and Democrats are calling attention to problems in Fredericksburg. Michael Pope has the story.

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Republican Bloodbath: 12 House GOP Members Unseated

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12 Republican House members are packing up their offices in Richmond and headed home after being fired by voters this week. Michael Pope has this look at the unseated.

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With A Few Races Still Undecided, Talk of Power Sharing Picks Up in Richmond

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Democrats are within striking distance of taking control of the House of Delegates. But as Michael Pope reports, they’re not there yet.

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Democratic Delegate Tries To Rebuild Relationship With Rural Virginians

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Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) speaks during a House session at the state Capitol in Richmond. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Democrats know they have an image problem among rural Americans.  The only Democratic Delegate west of Charlottesville is trying to flip the script. Jessie Knadler reports.

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Record Number of Openly LGBTQ Candidates Seek Virginia House Seats

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House of Delegates candidates Dawn Adams and Ben Hixon. Adams and Hixon are two of five openly lesbian, gay or transgender candidates running across the state. (Credit: Brad Kutner)

Virginia has a record number of openly lesbian, gay and transgender candidates running for house seats this November. It could offer a dramatic change of policy… if they can get constituents to come to the door. From Richmond and Culpepper, Brad Kutner has more.

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Democrats See Promise In Young Candidates for House of Delegates

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks to a crowd of enthusiastic Democrats as People for the American Way announces support for 12 House candidates. (Credit: Michael Pope)

This year’s House of Delegates election is historic for the amount of attention and outside money that’s flowing into the race. But it’s also noteworthy for another feature of the candidates — how young many of them are. Michael Pope has the story.

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November House of Delegates Election May Be Most Contested Ever

Virginia_State_Capitol3.jpgVoters will have more choices in this year’s election for the House of Delegates than they have ever had before. Michael Pope reports.

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Democrats Eyeing 17 House Seats in Virginia. What Will it Take to Win?

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The state’s Democratic House Caucus only has so much money to spread around to 17 candidates. (Credit: vahousedems.org)

This fall, Democrats plan to focus their attention on 17 House of Delegates districts where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, but money for those races may not flood in. Michael Pope explains why.

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Eight House of Delegates Members Won’t Seek Re-Election; Seven Republicans and One Democrat

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Del. Dave Albo, D-Farifax, waves as he was honored after a retirement speech on the floor of the House of Delegates during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Albo also served as a delegate for 24 years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With the statewide primary season fast approaching, members of Virginia’s House of Delegates are making final determinations about whether to run — including several announcements this week.

 

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House of Delegates Races Look to Draw More Attention This Year

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This year all of Virginia’s state lawmakers are up for re-election. And those House of Delegates races don’t always get the kind of publicity as higher profile elections. But, as Michael Pope reports, this year might be different.

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