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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Virginia certifies election results

It’s official: Elections for the Virginia Senate and House are over.
Sen.-elect Bryce Reeves hugs his wife, Anne, on election night. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Robert A. Martin)

The Virginia State Board of Elections formally certified the results of the Nov. 8 elections on Monday.

While Republicans and Democrats continue to argue over which party will control the Senate, one thing is finally clear: the vote spread in a pivotal Senate race. That race tipped control of the chamber from the Democrats to — depending on whom you talk to — the Republicans or both parties, under a power-sharing arrangement.

Republican Bryce Reeves beat incumbent Sen. R. Edward Houck (D-Spotsylvania) by 226 votes. Although Houck conceded two days after the election, the board did not post the precise vote totals — 22,615 for Reeves to 22,389 for Houck — until Monday.

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