NEWPORT NEWS, VA - November 28: Democrat Shelly Simonds attends a "take your legislator to school day" Tuesday, November 28 at Heritage High School in Newport News, Va. (Photo by Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

In a historical legislative recount, Democrat Shelly Simonds wins the 94th district seat in the Commonwealth of Virginia's House of Delegates seat by one vote, providing a civics lesson in why every vote matters.

According to The Washington Post, the final tally was 11,608 votes for Simonds, and 11,607 votes for Republican Delegate David Yancey. In the initial count, Simonds was behind by 10 votes before Tuesday's recount. Under Virginia law, a losing candidate may request a recount if the vote differential is less than one percentage points cast for those two candidates.

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