Shelly Simonds loses random draw.
Below is interview w Shelly right after drawing.
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—Jan 4: Yancey wins random draw
—Jan 3: Court denies Simonds' request
3-Judge court allows counting of double-entered ballot to stand.
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—Dec 27: Tie-breaker delayed; Simonds files motion
VA Board of Elections postpones the name-drawing to choose winner of tied election. Simonds files a motion in Newport News Circuit Court, asking judges to reconsider counting of the disputed ballot.
— Dec 20: Tie declared; random drawing to decide election
— Dec 19: Simonds wins by 1 vote!
Full recount gives Simonds the win by 1 vote.
— Nov 13: Simonds now trails by 10 votes.
— Nov 7: Virginia Elections; Simonds trails by 12 votes.
Democrats win all top positions and gain at least 15 seats in the House of Delegates. Simonds trails by 12 votes.
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Tips & Strategies for making calls to your reps
1. Call a state or district office first.
2. Leave a voicemail. If voicemail is full, press "0." This will typically connect you to a receptionist who may be able to take your message or transfer you to a voicemail that isn't full.
3. Call the national office, if you can't get through. Or to see if you can get a real person.
4. Be prepared to give your name and your location. You can refer to yourself as a constituent, as per the script, and they might not ask.
5. Note that the operator is likely using some kind of form to mark your call, the goal is to generate a high volume of calls that require the operator to check off individual boxes. That means it's critical to name your issues specifically and not just say something like "oppose Trump."