We have one more bonus blog for you in our countdown of the Best of the Blog 2018 with “The Early Bird Gets the Win.”
“Last month, Republicans won full control of Virginia’s House of Delegates after an incumbent GOP member won a drawing to decide a tied election.
“That’s right, a drawing.
“Republican David Yancey earned a victory over Democrat Shelly Simonds via a tiebreaker drawing after each received 11,608 votes in the race for the Newport News-based seat in the Virginia legislature’s lower chamber.
“The headlines and hype surrounding this election tiebreaker masked an important lesson.
“In today’s political climate, races are won or lost well before Election Day.”
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