Va. statehouse race now a tie; will be decided by random drawing from bowl

Va. statehouse race now a tie; will be decided by random drawing from bowl
Decision Virginia, 2017. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – This is the race we had a Web Crawler headline on two days ago, in which the Republican had a 10-vote lead going into the recount.  The Democrat then reportedly had a 1-vote edge.  Now they are both said to have 11,608 votes.  It’s so “2017” it’s sick.]

The Virginia Board of Elections announced on Thursday it would pick the winner of a closely-watched state House of Delegates race, in which the Democrat and the Republican each has 11,608 votes, using slips of paper placed in film canisters.

The board scheduled the drawing for Wednesday, James Alcorn, the board’s chairman, said in a tweet.

The state Board of Elections will place pieces of paper with each candidate’s name on them cut into the same size and placed into two old film canisters, according to The Virginia-Pilot. The canisters will then be placed in a large glass bowl. The bowl will be shaken and then a canister picked, opened and the winner revealed. It is not yet known who will make the selection.

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