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Recount upholds GOP win in contested Virginia House race

This competitive race could determine who controls Virginia House of Delegates
Posted at 8:25 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 20:32:06-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A recount for a Virginia state House seat has upheld the Republican candidate’s victory in last month’s election.

The win cements what will be a 52-48 majority for the GOP when the chamber convenes in January.

A court-certified Wednesday that Republican A.C. Cordoza had defeated Democratic Del. Martha Mugler in the race for the 91st District in the Hampton Roads area.

Mugler is a freshman member who was elected in 2019. She requested a recount last month after the results showed her trailing by only 94 votes out of the 27,388 counted.

Virginia is one of only two states with a split legislature. The other is Minnesota.