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NORFOLK, Va (WUSA9/AP)--Virginia has another nail-biting election.

State Board of Elections results show Democratic Delegate Lynwood Lewis,Jr.with a narrow lead over Republican B. Wayne Coleman in a special election Tuesday to succeed Lt. Governor-elect Ralph Northam in the Virginia Senate.

With all the precincts reporting in, the board has Lewisleading Coleman by 22 votes out of more than20,000 ballots cast in Virginia's 6th Senate District.

The narrow margin leaves the door open to a recount for Coleman.

The Democrats need a win in this race and another special election Jan. 21 in northern Virginia to succeed Attorney General-elect Mark Herring to maintain a 20-20 split in the Senate.

As lieutenant governor, Democrat Northam casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.