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.