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UPDATE: Fight for Virginia House continues with court hearing

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UPDATE:  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn't over.
    
A legal fight over a closely contested House seat is set for a hearing in federal court Friday. It comes a day after a GOP candidate won a different seat when his name was drawn from a bowl.
    
A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging the results in a Fredericksburg-area race where at least 147 voters were given the wrong ballots. Democrat Joshua Cole lost the Fredericksburg-area seat to Republican Bob Thomas by 73 votes.
    
Republicans currently control the chamber 51-49 after Del. David Yancey's was picked in a drawing Thursday as the winner of a race in Newport News. His opponent, Democrat Shelly Simonds, hasn't conceded and could ask for a second recount.

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PREVIOUS STORY: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia legislative election that could determine which party controls the House is set to be decided by chance. That's after an election, a recount and a legal battle all failed to determine a winner.
    
Virginia elections officials will conduct a blind drawing Thursday morning to determine the winner of the 94th House District contest. The candidates are incumbent Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds.
    
The drawing will be the latest dramatic twist in a November election that saw Democrats wipe out a 66-34 advantage held by Republicans in the House. But an ultimate resolution could still be far away. The loser could push for a second recount or ask the House to step in and pick a winner.

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