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Recount seems to end GOP rule in Virginia House

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -

A single vote may spell the end of Republican control in Virginia's House of Delegates.
  
A Democratic challenger appears to have won a recount on 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 brokered.
  
Shelly Simonds beat three-term incumbent Republican Del. David Yancey in the 94th District in Newport News, 11,608 to 11,607, in a dramatic hours-long recount that ended only after the precinct ballots were exhausted and provisional ballots were examined.
  
The recounted votes still must be certified by a court on Wednesday, although officials said they expected that no ballots would be challenged.