By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Tuesday’s election changed the makeup of Virginia’s General Assembly and will probably lead to a recount in the race for attorney general.
While Republicans hold a 68-32 majority in the House, the tied Senate will have two empty seats.
Northam, a Democrat, represents the 6th District. A special election will be held to fill the vacant seat, and the Republicans could gain the majority.
But this is all contingent on the results of the AG race, as both candidates now serve in the Senate.
But since the margin of victory is so slim, a recount is likely, and a special election will be held to fill the Senate seat.
Gov. Bob McDonnell will set the date for the special election.