Jessica Taylor, Ohio, Colorado discussed on All Things Considered

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Which is why this drawing had to be held to finally determine the winner how unusual to settler race with the withdrawing well it depends where you live a different state handle these things differently as our colleague jessica taylor has reported some states like ohio have used acquaint us in colorado local elections have been decided with a vegasstyle card draw and here in virginia under state law it comes down to a drying at yancey the republican he invent by the way was not present at the drawing today because of the big snowstorm that's been bearing down on this region and then there's the the of devices used for the drawing why film canisters right at the details of beyond the fact that there's a tiebreaking drying are really a matter of tradition election officials say they used film canisters for a long time in virginia uh these are the old school kind some of us might remember there are actually ordered on amazon were told and so what they do is they put each candidate's name inside of one canister each but those in a bowl shake the up draw the winner and it does have a lot of significance with yann ththis wind today as things stand now republicans would seem to have a fifty one forty nine majority in the virginia house under serb into this is all over now yes who will be sworn in and that'll be that while not necessarily a democrats could still asked for another recount so far they have not conceded and they just say that they're keeping their options open and shelly simon's the democrats are so let her supporters know about any next steps i should mention there's one other seat that still in dispute in federal court a group of democratic voters has asked for a new election there and there's a hearing on that one tomorrow in the dc suburbs but the assembly the virgin a general assembly convenes in less than a week and at least for now republicans are poised to be in control and burasira maccammon thanks thank you.

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