“Democrat in tied Va. House race plans to sue over disputed ballot”


Lawyers for a Democrat locked in a tied Virginia House of Delegates race were preparing a lawsuit Tuesday, hoping to head off a name-drawing scheduled for Wednesday that will decide not only that race, but also which party controls the chamber.

In the suit, Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds will ask the Newport News Circuit Court to reverse its decision following a recount last week to count a disputed ballot for Republican incumbent David Yancey.

Simonds’s lawyers provided copies of the lawsuit but could not file it Tuesday because the court was closed.


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