Update, January 4: Professor Green provided the following statements following the drawing to determine the delegate to represent House District 94 in Virginia: "Was it a great day for democracy in Virginia? Hard to say. But at least it was orderly, transparent, and fair." She added: "Virginia code permits the loser of the draw to petition for a recount. I would be surprised if Simonds does not file for a second recount."
A number of national news outlets turned to Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, for help with stories related to the controversy caused by a single disputed ballot in the House District 94 election in Virginia.
The New York Times quoted Professor Green in a December 28 story titled "Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore." Reporter Trip Gabriel said Professor Green called "the Virginia predicament 'the son of hanging chad,' a reference to Florida’s failed punch-card ballots from 2000." Read the story.
The Associated Press quoted Professor Green in a December 27 story titled "Control of Virginia's House of Delegates Remains Unclear After Contested Race." According to Professor Green, if the court stands by its [December 20] decision and the elections board draws names, the loser could still petition the same court for a second recount." Read the story.
On December 20, the Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Green in a story titled "Virginia House Race Is Tied After Court Ruling: House District 94 Could Be Determined by Drawing Lots."
Read the story.
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