Election recounts

Election officials in Newport News, Va., examine ballots that a computer failed to scan during a recount for a House of Delegates race on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republican incumbent Del. David Yancey had won against Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds by just 10 votes in November. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
December 21, 2017 - 6:19 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — As election officials set about to break a tie in one Virginia House race and recount the votes in two others, it's far from clear yet whether Republicans or Democrats will have control of the chamber next year. Elections officials are expected to draw names at random to...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Control of the country's oldest legislative body could come down to which old film canister an election official pulls out of a glass bowl — or maybe an old fashioned tri-corner hat or a silver cup. A three-judge panel in Virginia certified the 94th District in Newport News as...
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Election officials in Newport News, Va., examine ballots that a computer failed to scan during a recount for a House of Delegates race on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republican incumbent Del. David Yancey had won against Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds by just 10 votes in November. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
December 20, 2017 - 1:04 pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Control of the Virginia state House is still up for grabs as Republicans appear to have lost a 16-seat majority in one of the most agonizing ways possible — with a one-vote defeat in a dramatic recount election. A Democratic challenger could score victory Wednesday by a...
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Election officials in Newport News, Va., examine ballots that a computer failed to scan during a recount for a House of Delegates race on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Republican incumbent Del. David Yancey had won against Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds by just 10 votes in November. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)
December 19, 2017 - 10:27 pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A single vote may spell the end of Republican control in Virginia's House of Delegates. A Democratic challenger seems to have won a recount Tuesday by one vote, putting the partisan balance in the House at a tie. It would mean a rare power-sharing agreement may have to be...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials plan to recount the votes cast in the Atlanta mayoral election runoff at the request of the trailing candidate. Mary Norwood on Tuesday requested a recount after the certified results showed her opponent, Keisha Lance Bottoms, winning by a margin of less than 1...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:50 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Roy Moore refusing to concede defeat in Alabama U.S. Senate race (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore says he is waiting for the "final count" in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. Moore in a Wednesday video released by his...
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Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 13, 2017 - 3:44 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Still-uncounted ballots are unlikely to change the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama enough to spur an automatic recount, the state's election chief said Wednesday. Republican Roy Moore has refused to concede Tuesday's race to Democrat Doug Jones, who pulled off a...
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December 13, 2017 - 11:21 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The trailing candidate in Atlanta's mayoral election runoff has requested a recount after the certified results showed a margin of less than 1 percent. A lawyer for Mary Norwood sent a letter Tuesday to election officials in Fulton and DeKalb counties, which both include parts of...
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An anti-government demonstrator bangs on a cooking pot during a march through the Morazan street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. International observers urged Honduras' opposition Friday to file a formal complaint about the country's troubled Nov. 26 election as the deadline fast approaches.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
December 09, 2017 - 9:19 am
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The challenger in Honduras' still unresolved presidential election has filed a challenge to the Nov. 26 contest that seeks to annul the results and requests a recount. Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the opposition alliance, and his campaign team handed over the...
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In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, photo, Richie Burke and Martha Wickre, who tied in a race for the town commission in Manteo, N.C., are shown here after a coin toss decided the winner. Wickre called heads, and the coin landed on tails so Burke was declared the winner. (Gregory Clark/The Coastland Times via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In Manteo, North Carolina, population about 1,400, the vote for one town commission post was so close that it took nearly three weeks, two recounts, a drawing of straws and a coin toss to settle the election. The town in coastal Dare County is among several in North Carolina...
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