“Fight For Virginia House Continues With Court Hearing”


The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn’t over.

A federal judge is set to hear arguments Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging the results of a House race after numerous voters were assigned to the wrong district and thus given the wrong ballots. Democrat Joshua Cole lost the Fredericksburg-area seat to Republican Bob Thomas by 73 votes in a race that went to a recount.

The court hearing comes a day after Republican David Yancey won a different seat when his name was drawn from a bowl. The hearing is the latest chapter in a November election — fueled by voter anger directed at Republican President Donald Trump — that saw Democrats wipe out a 66-34 advantage held by Republicans in the House.

That advantage is now down to 51-49.


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