弗吉尼亚州参议员竞选:一票定胜负 分享到
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There is a saying in America that “every vote counts.”On Tuesday, in the U.S. state of Virginia, the saying appeared to come true.
美国有句话说“每一票都至关重要。”周二,在美国弗吉尼亚州,这句话应验了。
There were 23,215 votes cast in the city of Newport News on Election Day last month.Voters were choosing between David Yancey and Shelly Simonds as their representative to the Virginia House of Delegates.
上个月纽波特纽斯市的选举日当天,共有23215票投出。选民要在大卫·扬西和谢利·西蒙兹之间抉择作为弗吉尼亚州参议员的代表。
Yancey held a small lead of 10 votes going into the recount on Tuesday.After five hours of re-examining ballots, election officials announced the results: 11,608 votes for Simonds and 11,607 votes for Yancey.
周二重新计票刚开始时,扬西以微弱的十票优势领先。重新计票历时五小时,随后负责选举的工作人员宣布了如下结果:西蒙获得11608票,扬西获得11607票。
By just one vote, Shelly Simonds, a Democrat, appeared to defeat a three-term Republican incumbent David Yancey.Simonds’ victory would mean Republicans and Democrats now have equal power in the Virginia House of Delegates.The Republican Party has controlled the house for the last 17 years.
仅以一票之差,民主党候选人谢利·西蒙战胜了连任三届的现任共和党候选人大卫·扬西。西蒙的胜出意味着共和党和民主党现在在弗吉尼亚州参议院里已然平分秋色。而过去十七年间,一直都是共和党掌管着参议院大权。
“We’re now 50-50,” Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe told The Associated Press.“And we won it by one vote. Don’t tell me that every vote doesn’t count.”
“我们现在不分伯仲了,”弗吉尼亚州州长特里·麦考利夫在接受美联社采访时如是说道。“而且我们还多得了一票。谁也不能抹杀这一票的意义。”
Not so fast.
并没有那么快。
Virginia law requires the recount to be approved by a panel of judges.On Wednesday, the panel found that one questionable ballot should be counted for Republican David Yancey.That would mean both Yancey and Simonds had 11,608 votes each.
弗吉尼亚州的法律要求重新计票工作通过一组法官的审批。周三,这组法官发现,带有质疑性的一票应该记在共和党候选人大卫·扬西的头上。也就是说,扬西和西蒙都获得了11608票。
“The court declares there is no winner in this election,” Judge Bryant Sugg said.
“法庭宣布,这次竞选并无胜出者,”法官布莱恩特·萨格如是说道。
In the case of a tie in a House race, Virginia law says the winner will be chosen by what is known as a coin toss.
针对参议院议员竞选平手的这种情况,弗吉尼亚州法律规定,将由抛硬币的方式来选出胜者。
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