Final vote counts for Va. House of Delegates temporarily on hold; board to accept disputed absentee ballots

STAFFORD, Va. — The final vote counts for Virginia’s House of Delegates were temporarily put on hold Tuesday morning by a Stafford County judge. Meanwhile, WTOP has also learned the county electoral board plans to  count 55 disputed absentee ballots.

Electoral Board Chairman Doug Filler said that he plans to move that the board accept 55 absentee ballots picked up by the registrar after the legal deadline of the close of polls last Tuesday. Filler’s comments came after after a court hearing on a separate challenge related to information provided to voters who used provisional ballots.

Filler, one of two Democratic appointees on the board, said he expects that motion regarding absentee ballots to pass. The ballots are countywide, so it is not clear how many are in the still-tight 28th House District or Garrisonville supervisor’s race.

In the court case that was initially heard…

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