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Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:02 AM

Democrats Concerned About Vote Count in Tight Virginia Delegate Race

Three days after Election Day, some campaign headquarters remain staffed with volunteers, including the race for the House of Delegates in Stafford County, where there are claims some votersí voices are being silenced.

Republican Bob Thomas leads Democrat Joshua Cole by just 84 votes in Virginiaís 28th House District.

The House is split, with 49 Democrats and 51 Republicans, but three races are too close to call. Just one turning blue would create a 50/50 split, with Democrat Lt. Gov.-elect Justin Fairfax holding the tiebreaking vote.

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Democrats in Stafford County say 55 military absentee ballots arenít being counted but should. Then thereís an unknown number of provisional ballots. Democrats say the registrar hasnít told them that exact number and they want to know it. Some also claim another 1,100 absentee ballots that arenít being counted.

Read more: https://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/Democrats-Concerned-About-Vote-Count-in-Tight-Virginia-Delegate-Race-456748913.html

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TexasTowelie Nov 11 OP
underthematrix Nov 11 #1
rainy Nov 11 #2
Loki Liesmith Nov 11 #3
Roland99 Nov 11 #4
Loki Liesmith Nov 11 #5
Roland99 Nov 11 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:30 AM

1. I imagine they will take this to court.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 06:48 AM

2. Į always hear about absentee ballots not being counted

Why is this ok? Whatís the point of allowing people to vote and then not counting the votes?

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Response to rainy (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 07:07 AM

3. If the margin is greater than the number of absentees

then they are not counted, as they would make no difference.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 08:24 AM

4. Still a travesty. Those are votes that will never count then.

Regardless the outcome. Every vote should be counted

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 08:48 AM

5. I dont see why.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 09:35 AM

6. So, arbitrarily, some votes will never be counted while others do. Thats not fair

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