Obenshain to Ask for Recount in A.G. Race

November 26, 2013 8:53 PM1 comment

With the Virginia State Board of Elections having officially declared Democrat State Sen. Mark Herring the winner in the race for state attorney general this month, the loser, Republican State Sen. Mark Obenshain, announced yesterday that his campaign will formally seek a recount of the votes in the race.

The State Board of Elections declared Herring the winner by the razor-thin margin of 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million total votes cast, marking it as the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history.

  • Joe

    Considering the margin is so close and that the lead changed hands a few days after the election, a recount is definitely in order. Let’s be sure we get it right before declaring a winner.

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