“After ‘chaos’ of 2017 , Virginia General Assembly looks to overhaul election laws”

Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Recounts, ballot problems and a televised tiebreaker made Virginia’s 2017 election cycle a wilder ride than normal, but the General Assembly will take a slow and steady approach to figuring out legislative fixes.

Republican leaders from the House of Delegates and state Senate announced Thursday that they will create a joint subcommittee to study the issues and craft a comprehensive response for the 2019 session.

At a news conference, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, said legislators have heard plenty about “the chaos in some areas” of the 2017 elections.

“Rather than doing this in a chaotic way, we have made a decision to undertake it in a deliberate and structured format,” Norment said.

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