Shelly Finance, Simon, Nathan discussed on Morning Edition

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Delegates split fifty fifty mallory no pain from member station wvtm has more going into the recount democrat shelly finance was short tan votes but after hours of meticulous work by election officials simon's pulled past her opponent republican dave the dnc by just one vote landslide shelly sounds great you can call me any bang just call me dellagha speaking with reporters at the end of the day simon's says she was in all of the process and what can happen when democrats show up at the polls and i think victory really showed that when the nathan pays attention to states we're gonna made a lot of progress the loss is just one in a series of electoral blows for republicans in november virginia democrats turned out in huge numbers electing a new governor and decimating the gop majority in the state legislature this just gives you a sense of how big the wave was in this last election quinton kid is a political science professor at christopher newport university he says virginia hasn't had a split legislature since 1997 this is really going to be a test for both parties ability to work the way voters want parties and politicians to work in those across lines and compromising there are still two recounts pending democrats are hoping they may even gain the majority making it possible for them to easily raise the minimum wage or expand medicaid but schonau herring chair of the house democratic caucus sees a chance for bipartisanship earn aren't olympic that we can actually be a model for other nations in a statement republican leaders say they're ready to govern alongside their colleagues votes in the race are expected to be certified later today for npr news i'm mallory no pain in richmond virginia mrs npr news it's six forty one a good time to.

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