At 9 a.m. Jan. 10, Republican Bob Thomas sat in his Richmond office overlooking the Virginia Capitol. With three hours to go until the beginning of the 2018 legislative session, the results of his seeming victory in the 28th District had yet to be confirmed.
Thirty minutes later he was told that he had won, and at noon the House of Delegates was gaveled into session.
A Democratic-aligned law firm faces an uphill battle in its latest effort to block Stafford County Republican Del.-elect Bob Thomas from being sworn in Wednesday, legal and political experts said Monday.
Voters who say they were disenfranchised in the error-marred 28th District House of Delegates contest announced Sunday that they will appeal a federal judge’s decision not to order a do-over election in the Fredericksburg-area contest.
The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn't over.
A legal fight over a closely contested House seat is set for a hearing in federal court Friday. It comes a day after a GOP candidate won a different seat when his name was drawn from a bowl.
A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging the results in a Fredericksburg-area race where at least 147 voters were given the wrong ballots.
Although two delegate races are still contested, central Valley lawmakers are ready to begin the 2018 session with the members who can join them in the General Assembly.
The fate of those two races will affect control of the House of Delegates, including leadership roles and the makeup of committees.
Leaders of Virginia’s Department of Elections, House Speaker Bill Howell and Fredericksburg’s Electoral Board knew there were problems with voters assigned to the wrong House districts in the Fredericksburg area since at least early 2015, documents and interviews show.
With less than two weeks before the start of this year's General Assembly session, the only certain thing is the uncertainty surrounding control of the Virginia House of Delegates. The session starts Jan. 10.
A final determination of the winner of Virginia House District 94 race, which is expected this week, will either keep Republicans in the majority or split the House 50-50.
House District 25 Del. Steve Landes said a 50-50 split would raise myriad issues.
After a second tally of the votes in the House of Delegates’ 28th District, Republican Bob Thomas has held onto a narrow win over Democrat Josh Cole — yet the legal maneuvering in the tremendously consequential race is far from over.
The head of the Virginia Department of Elections wrote recently that he supports an “appropriate remedy” by a federal court for the disputed 28th District House of Delegates election in Fredericksburg and Stafford County.
Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés could get his wish.
U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis this week set a date of Jan. 5—just five days before the General Assembly convenes—for a hearing on the House Democratic Caucus’ lawsuit requesting a new election for the seat,
Virginia Democrats formally requested a court-ordered special election for the 28th District House of Delegates seat after revelations that more than 100 voters in the Fredericksburg region cast ballots in the wrong House race.
Attorneys for the House Democratic Caucus filed court papers late Wednesday afternoon asking a federal judge to require a special election between Democrat Joshua Cole and Republican Del.-elect Bob Thomas,