With one Senate seat outcome facing a recount in a race too close to call, the Virginia Senate is on the cusp of a 20-20 split, with the GOP controlling the tiebreaking vote. With an effective takeover of the Senate, a majority in the House and a Republican Governor, Republicans would control all of state government for the second time in more than a century. Tiebreaker votes in the senate would be decided by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R).
The deciding race was between Democratic Sen. Edd Houck and Republican Bryce Reeves. Houck trailed Reeves by 86 out of 45,000 votes cast, with all precincts reporting. Houck will likely call for a recount.