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Dem Certified Winner In VA Senate Election

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The State Board of Elections has certified Democrat Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. as the victor in a special election for Virginia's 6th Senate District.
    
With Lewis' single-digit edge over Republican B. Wayne Coleman, a recount appears likely. The special election was Tuesday for a seat representing Norfolk and the Eastern Shore.
    
The vote was certified Friday by the State Board of Elections in Richmond.
    
The election is intended to find a Senate successor for Democrat Ralph Northam, who successfully ran for lieutenant governor.
    
The outcome of the race is important because of the 20-20 party divide of the Senate. A win by the Democratic in a special election in northern Virginia later this month would keep the split.
    
Northam casts the deciding vote when the Senate is evenly divided.

 

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