- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The tied race in Virginia is now moving to a random draw this week after a judge ruled Wednesday that the court will not reconsider its ruling on a disputed ballot.

Democrat Shelly Simonds tried to get the court to reconsider the disputed ballot that originally gave her a single-vote victory in the state’s 94th district. A review, however, found the ballot to be in favor of Republican incumbent David Yancey making the race an exact tie.

State law says that the results will now be decided by simple luck of the draw.

“I am disappointed by the court’s ruling, with which I disagree,” said Ms. Simonds in a public letter to Mr. Yancey.

“I respectfully ask Delegate Yancey to enter into a mutual agreement that the loser of tomorrow’s drawing will not request a second recount, contest the election in the House of Delegates, or pursue any other action challenging the result,” she continued in part.

The draw is set for Thursday with the victor to be sworn in on Jan. 10.

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