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Recount turns control of Va. Senate to Democrats
WTOP ^ | 1/27/2014 | Max Smith

Posted on 01/28/2014 10:08:07 AM PST by LonelyCon

Democrats will take control of the Virginia Senate now that a recount in Hampton Roads has found Lynwood Lewis the winner of a special election.

Lewis, who until now has served in the House of Delegates, beat Republican Wayne Coleman by 11 votes out of 23,000 votes cast.

The State Board of Elections says the final totals are 10,203 votes for Lewis to 10,192 votes for Coleman in the district that covers Accomack, Mathews and Northampton counties and the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Coleman has called Lewis to concede the race.

Lewis had been initially declared the winner of the Jan. 7 special election by just nine votes.

When Lewis is sworn in, it will create an even 20-20 split between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate. Democrats have the tie-breaking vote thanks to Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, whose Senate seat Lewis will fill.

Republicans had control of the chamber during the last two years due to the tie- breaking vote of then-Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.

The GOP has controlled the Senate since inauguration day on Jan. 11 because Northam and new Attorney General Mark Herring had to resign their Senate seats to take statewide office.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton has already been sworn into Herring's seat representing parts of Loudoun and Fairfax counties.

Lewis joining the Senate will not change any of the votes that have been taken so far this session while Republicans have been in control.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: byhookorbycrook; cucinelli; democrats; democratscandals; franken; fraud; howtostealanelection; mcauliffe; recount; senate; va2013; vageneralassembly; virginia; votefraud
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1 posted on 01/28/2014 10:08:07 AM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

Isn’t it funny how democrats always seem to win those recounts?


2 posted on 01/28/2014 10:09:10 AM PST by MNnice
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To: MNnice

Keep recounting until the lib wins.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: LonelyCon

Virginia is toast.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNnice

I was going to point that out myself, and ALWAYS after a long recount where several hundred more ballots are “found”, all overwhelmingly for the Democrat. . .


5 posted on 01/28/2014 10:11:45 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: LonelyCon

That is a close count!


6 posted on 01/28/2014 10:12:00 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: LonelyCon

Certainly the Republicans can find a trunk full of lost ballots in their cars some where? They can always pull a Frankel on them. No???


7 posted on 01/28/2014 10:13:40 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: sickoflibs

Republicans should demand another one and use the same tactics.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 10:13:47 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: LonelyCon

Republicans not only have to win, they have to win elections by a margin so great that a recount won’t find enough votes to turn the election.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 10:13:55 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: sickoflibs

Doesn’t matter, to the Rats it’s still a “Mandate”, and they will carry on as if it were, and the Republicans will acquiesce as usual.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 10:14:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: LonelyCon

Just shows the difference a few (bags of uncounted fake) votes can make


11 posted on 01/28/2014 10:14:17 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MNnice
“Let me tell you about Florida politicians. I make them out of whole cloth, just like a tailor makes a suit. I get their name in the newspaper. I get them some publicity and get them on the ballot. Then after the election, we count the votes. And if they don't turn out right, we recount them. And recount them again. Until they do.”

Edward G Robinson. “ Key Largo”

12 posted on 01/28/2014 10:16:22 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

I agree, Virginia is lost, and (for now) I live there. NC is looking better and better.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 10:16:41 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: LonelyCon

McCain called and suggested they have co-chairs on all of the committees. /s


14 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:13 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: LonelyCon; windcliff; stylecouncilor
Rocco Runs It Down
15 posted on 01/28/2014 10:18:42 AM PST by onedoug
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To: LonelyCon
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” ― Joseph Stalin
16 posted on 01/28/2014 10:19:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: NFHale
Republicans should demand another one and use the same tactics.

Republican are a bunch of chicken $h!7 cowards (for the most part)

17 posted on 01/28/2014 10:19:55 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Democrats triumph when Americans do nothing...


18 posted on 01/28/2014 10:21:23 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: LonelyCon; GeronL; Revolting cat!
We are told how rare Rat vote fraud is. That voter ID can't change an election. 2 dozen ballots is chicken scratch to Democrat thugs.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 10:21:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: tgusa

The list of “safe” states shrinks daily. NC is in transition too. It was an Obama state not too long ago.

I am thinking that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah might be the only “safe” states around.

Texas is putting up a good fight, but I am concerned about the eventual disposition of this state as well.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 10:22:13 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: LonelyCon
Not Good. Mcauliffe is happy. I hope he gets jock rot.

5.56mm

21 posted on 01/28/2014 10:22:32 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: NFHale

Not sayin do nothing. Saying there are way too many RINOS. too many boners and MConnells and McCains and Grahams


22 posted on 01/28/2014 10:23:35 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Same page, friend. No daylight between us on that issue.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 10:35:22 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: LonelyCon

Happy Chad Day


24 posted on 01/28/2014 10:39:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


25 posted on 01/28/2014 10:40:44 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dfwgator

Yep. Sure they hold the House but it doesn’t matter. That will even shift in time. My old home State has gone to the Dark Side.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 10:41:52 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: MNnice

Isn’t it funny how democrats always seem to win those recounts?

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He also won the first published results before the recount was taken.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 10:44:00 AM PST by deport
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To: 3Fingas

I completely agree with your analysis. Despite the good fight, those are pretty much the only “safe” states. It’s a radically changing Nation. As I say from time to time, I’m glad I’m so old. There are just not enough of us remaining to stop it.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 10:44:14 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: LonelyCon

Look for plenty of vote fraud to take place from the Dims this November.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 10:44:55 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: andyk

Well, to be “fair” (something foreign to a lib) the recount only changed 2 votes and didn’t change the result. Only 2 votes is, quite frankly, pretty amazing to me.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 10:45:32 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 3Fingas
"The list of “safe” states shrinks daily. NC is in transition too. It was an Obama state not too long ago. I am thinking that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah might be the only “safe” states around. Texas is putting up a good fight, but I am concerned about the eventual disposition of this state as well."

I fear the entire country is no longer safe. If Obama is not stopped, within the next three years, he will have created a permanent Rat majority with the collusion of Boehner and the US will become a Marxist peoples Republic and no opposition by any state will be tolerated.

31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:46:00 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Vaquero

U bin reedin my a boubt payG?


32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:46:33 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: dfwgator

“Virginia is toast.”

Yep.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 10:46:34 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 3Fingas

It doesn’t get any redder than Oklahoma.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 10:48:30 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I feel bad now, judging the libs and whatnot.


35 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:01 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

That’s just 1/2 of 1/3 of the government. We know from the DC GOP that means they have nothing and have to do whatever the Rats say. So we’re told.


36 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:34 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: MNnice

“We don’t win every election but we always win the close ones.” (anon)


37 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:04 AM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: LonelyCon

Virginia joins her liberal sister Maryland. They can hold hands and swirl down the crapper together.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 10:53:08 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: LonelyCon

Though it would’ve been great to take one of these elections, in both cases, the GOP candidates were underdogs. The Coleman-Lewis race district included Newport News, which is rapidly becoming the Peninsula’s Blackistan. Coleman damned near pulled it off.


39 posted on 01/28/2014 10:55:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: LonelyCon

The recounts always stop when the dem wins.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:07 AM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: 3Fingas

>> I am thinking that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah might be the only “safe” states around.

Oklahoma is pretty safe.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:17 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Red Badger
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” ― Joseph Stalin

First you hire a bunch of fake pollsters to predict the result they have decided on, then you rig the voting machines to deliver the outcome you predicted. The people then accept the result, and decide they must do more, which will put more money into their political operators pocket. Repeat every 4 years.

42 posted on 01/28/2014 10:58:02 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: 3Fingas

>>> I am thinking that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah might be the only “safe” states around.

And the more I think about it, I think your “safe” states there are all doomed.

Why, you ask? Because they have pretty mountains, and skiing.

Lib-elites loves them some pretty mountains and skiing. They’re not so big on wind, heat, plains, and ranching/farming though.

Saw it happen to Colorado, up close and personal.


43 posted on 01/28/2014 10:59:08 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yeah, it’s pretty grim. People need to start pumping out some kids and then raising them with the right values.

I did my part and some.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 11:16:51 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: deport

What about the third party breakdown? Can’t complain if we continue to split the vote.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 11:18:50 AM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: LonelyCon

Stole another one. If RATS didn’t cheat, they’d never win.


46 posted on 01/28/2014 11:33:14 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MDspinboyredux

The VA Elections website shows 8 votes for Write-in.

http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?eid=8&type=SEN&map=CTY


47 posted on 01/28/2014 11:35:33 AM PST by deport
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48 posted on 01/28/2014 11:39:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LonelyCon

A Republican DA should find 11 or more convicted felons that voted Democrat and demand another election.


49 posted on 01/28/2014 11:41:10 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: LonelyCon

Democrats are not very good with numbers, but they are experts at recounting ballots to obtain a win. I hope they realize that their corruption eats into the few remaining shreds of legitimacy of big government.


50 posted on 01/28/2014 11:43:35 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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