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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The balance of power in Virginia's legislature turned on a single vote in a recount Tuesday that flipped a seat in the House of Delegates from Republican to Democrat, leaving control of the lower chamber evenly split. The outcome, which reverberated across Virginia, ends 17 years of GOP control of the House and forces Republicans into a rare episode of power sharing with Democrats that will refashion the political landscape in Richmond. It was the culmination of last month's Democratic wave that had already diminished Republican power in purple Virginia. Democrat Shelly Simonds emerged from the recount as the apparent winner in the 94th House district, seizing the seat from Republican incumbent David Yance The final tally: 11,608 for Simonds to 11,607 for Yancey.




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Republicans hold a slight 21-19 edge in the state Senate, but with a Democratic lieutenant governor to break ties, and a Democratic governor with veto power, Republicans may be forced to advance a more bipartisan agenda.

It's a dramatic shift that caught even top Democrats by surprise. Republicans have controlled the 100-seat House since 2000; even outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a big cheerleader for his party, had thought the Republican edge was insurmountable.


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It's the beginning of a wave. Republicans thought they won with Trump, short term gains. long term losses. America will not forgive Republicans for Trump for a very long time. Now go threaten Medicare, SS, Medicaid, food stamps.....great campaigns y'all are going to run. Demographics are against you a******s, and eventually you will lose back every single thing you think you've gained and there will be punishment. For every tax dollar you save today remember we'll exact two from you in the future. Hey, someone has to pay down the debt and you pretend "fiscal conservatives" are certainly not the folks who really want to do it.

Democratic Campaign 2018...."PUNISHMENT!" "We're going to make you bastards pay! Oh hell yeah!"

Hey, and remember this? "We're coming." You came. Now, we're "coming" and there are a lot more of us than there are of you.

Believe it!

Channelling FDR......come in Franklin.....oh hi....did I say that right?

He proved it can happen, y'all are the 1929 fat cats, guess what, 1932 is just ahead.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-19 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Every vote counts unless you voted for Jill Stein then you're pond scum. LMFAO.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-19 10:18 PM | Reply

Is Danni drunk tonight?

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-19 10:53 PM | Reply

Jill Stein?

Wasnt she a dinner companion with Putin and Flynn in Russia before the election?

Why, yes. Yes she was.

Ever wonder who else was at the table?

Well, dear, have a look.


Jill Stein helped Vlad get Trump into office.

Laff yer fat ass off on that, Honey.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-20 12:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jill Stein helped Vlad get Trump into office.

Laff yer fat ass off on that, Honey.

Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-20 12:23 AM | Reply

You still believe that shtick??? How sad.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-20 12:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#6 flagged as abusive.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-20 07:32 AM | Reply

It's not over yet...

Court tosses out one-vote victory in recount that had briefly ended a Republican majority in Virginia

...A three- judge panel declined to certify the recount of a key House race today, saying that a questionable ballot should be counted in favor of the Republican and tying a race that Democrats had thought they had won by a single vote.

"The court declares there is no winner in this election," said Circuit Court Judge Bryant L. Sugg, after the judges deliberated for more than two hours. ...

In the case of a tie in a House race, state law says the winner is chosen by lot – essentially, a coin toss, according to Virginia state law. ...

But it doesn't end there. If the loser of the coin toss is unhappy with that result, he or she can seek a second recount. ...

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-20 02:53 PM | Reply


#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-21 11:09 AM | Reply

Judges appointed by the GOP refused to certify the election and threw out one vote for the democrat. It now goes to a COIN TOSS.

#15 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-21 12:09 PM | Reply

It now goes to a COIN TOSS.

#15 | Posted by 726

One coin toss? Our future is dependent on a coin toss now?

I have a better idea.

Each side should pick a champion to enter Thunder Dome and fight it out.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-21 02:47 PM | Reply



I pick you. I win either way. :)

#17 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-21 06:07 PM | Reply

I pick you. I win either way. :)

#17 | Posted by visitor_

ha ha...Too bad...I would never agree to be your champion even if you paid me.

I don't take Rubles.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-21 06:23 PM | Reply

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