Will Fisher from Richmond, VA, United States via Wikimedia Commons

Two close House of Delegates races in Hampton Roads may be heading for a recount.

The development has prompted House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) to walk back her earlier statement saying that Republicans won control of the general assembly’s lower chamber.

WAVY-TV reports:

As of Monday night, unofficial results in both the 85th and 91st House districts fell under the .5% difference that allows for a state-funded recount if requested.

Republican challengers hold the lead over Democrat incumbents in both cases. U.S. Air Force veteran A.C. Cordoza (R-Hampton) leads Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton) by 94 votes in the 91st District. Businesswoman Karen Greenhalgh (R-Virginia Beach) leads Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) by 127 votes.

The election of either Cordoza or Greenhalgh would give Republicans the majority in General Assembly’s lower chamber.

Current Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Springfield) conceded the Republicans did indeed achieve that majority in a statement Friday night following the concession of Mugler. However, that is before an error slimmed Cordoza’s lead.