Va. House tied 50-50 after Newport News Dem wins seat by 1 vote (WTOP)


“This is going to be used in every political science classroom in the country to show people that every vote does matter,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.

Farnsworth said that the one-vote victory is uncommon in such a large race, but it’s even more unusual because of the outsized influence that single vote will have on the state.

“That one-vote margin in one House of Delegates district in Virginia is going to redirect the politics of the entire House of Delegates and the entire state,” Farnsworth said.

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