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The Virginia State Senate is split on a partisan line 20-20 -- Democrats dispute the role of the tie-breaking vote held by Lt. Gov. Bolling.
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The Virginia State Senate is split on a partisan line 20-20 -- Democrats dispute the role of the tie-breaking vote held by Lt. Gov. Bolling.

A judge in Richmond, Virginia has turned aside a lawsuit from a Democratic lawmaker challenging Republican plans to take power in the state senate.

Demcrats and Republicans each hold 20 seats in the chamber -- and Republicans plan to claim control of it -- because Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling can cast a tie-breaking vote. The judge said the suit was premature because the legislative session does not begin until January.

Bolling says he hopes Democrats do not pursue the case further: "My hope would be that they would accept that ruling and, you know, forgo any type of unnecessary future litigation and just focus on doing the job that we were elected to do."

Democrats say they will continue to explore all legal and procedural options.

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