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Recount hearing for 83rd House District

Republican Delegate Chris Stolle currently trails Democrat Nancy Guy by only 27 votes.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Attorneys for Chris Stolle and Nancy Guy have until Decemebr 2 to review a list of preliminary rules, handed down by a Virginia Beach circuit court judge, today.

Stolle filed paperwork for a recount last week. He currently trails Democrat Guy by 27 votes in Virginia's 83rd House District. 

The 83rd House District includes parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Tuesday's hearing in Virginia Beach Circuit Court set the rules for the recount.

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There will be two recount locations: one in Virginia Beach, and one in Norfolk.

Guy and Stolle must choose their own recount officials and may select their own recount observers.

Everyone will be back in court on December 3 to confirm the rules.

The recount itself is set for December 12 but will go into December 13 if necessary.

13News Now political analyst Quentin Kidd said he doesn't believe the recount will change anything.

“The odds of a recount overturning the results of an election are really slim. It just doesn’t happen very often,” he said.

“It isn’t going to change any votes that have already been cast... The odds are that Nancy Guy is still going to come out the winner after this recount.”

Democrats will control the House of Delegates, regardless of the outcome of a recount.

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