Judges confirm Republican win in Virginia Beach House seat, completes party election sweep

According to a new report a “judge panel overseeing recount in close Virginia Beach state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory, reaffirming GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completing the party’s sweep of last month’s elections.”

Per the AP “Republicans also claimed the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in the Nov. 2 election. Those wins were a dramatic turnaround in a state where the GOP had not won a statewide race since 2009.”

“The certified results from the election showed Republicans leading in 52 districts and the Democrats leading in 48. The recount in the 85th District race resulted in Democratic incumbent Alex Askew gaining 12 votes, but he still trailed Republican challenger Karen Greenhalgh by 115 votes. There was one contested ballot. The panel found that the intent of the voter was unclear, so that ballot was not counted for either candidate,” the report adds.