Democrat in Virginia House race asks court to invalidate tie

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    In this Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote following a recount in Hampton, Va. Simonds, the Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber says she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid. Simonds’ lawyers said Tuesday, Dec. 26, that they’ll ask the court to reconsider its ruling after last week’s recount.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner.

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