With the latest controversy around the Virginia State House election recount, I believe everyone should just trust the process. Virginia law states that in the event of a tie, the state Board of Elections will draw lots to determine the winner.
This election is remarkable with so much on the line for Democrats who want to reshape the political power structure in Virginia. The recount was done lawfully, and the judicial panel awarded an additional vote to Republican Delegate David Yancey which tied the race. This is just another reminder that one vote can change the outcome of an election.
Coffey often comments on election law and currently serves as the Chair of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for South Florida.
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