Skip to comments.Recount turns control of Va. Senate to Democrats
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.
Isn’t it funny how democrats always seem to win those recounts?
Keep recounting until the lib wins.
Virginia is toast.
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. . .
That is a close count!
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???
Republicans should demand another one and use the same tactics.
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.
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.
Just shows the difference a few (bags of uncounted fake) votes can make
Edward G Robinson. “ Key Largo”
I agree, Virginia is lost, and (for now) I live there. NC is looking better and better.
McCain called and suggested they have co-chairs on all of the committees. /s
Republican are a bunch of chicken $h!7 cowards (for the most part)
Democrats triumph when Americans do nothing...
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.
Not sayin do nothing. Saying there are way too many RINOS. too many boners and MConnells and McCains and Grahams
Same page, friend. No daylight between us on that issue.
Happy Chad Day
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.
Isnt it funny how democrats always seem to win those recounts?
He also won the first published results before the recount was taken.
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.
Look for plenty of vote fraud to take place from the Dims this November.
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.
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.
U bin reedin my a boubt payG?
“Virginia is toast.”
It doesn’t get any redder than Oklahoma.
I feel bad now, judging the libs and whatnot.
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.
“We don’t win every election but we always win the close ones.” (anon)
Virginia joins her liberal sister Maryland. They can hold hands and swirl down the crapper together.
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.
The recounts always stop when the dem wins.
>> I am thinking that Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah might be the only safe states around.
Oklahoma is pretty safe.
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.
>>> 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.
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.
What about the third party breakdown? Can’t complain if we continue to split the vote.
Stole another one. If RATS didn’t cheat, they’d never win.
The VA Elections website shows 8 votes for Write-in.
A Republican DA should find 11 or more convicted felons that voted Democrat and demand another election.
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.
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