Herring at the Democratic ticket announcement earlier this year via GayRVA
As the race for Attorney General of the Commonwealth heats up, the state board of elections has finished day 1 of the recount process and Democrat Mark Herring’s lead has nearly doubled.
In a race separated by only 165 votes, the fight between D – Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain was called one of the tightest in history. Now, the two candidates are divided by 305 votes with Herring still in the lead.
Fairfax, Alexandria and Chesapeake made up the recount for today. The rest of the state will recount tomorrow and Wednesday.
The Herring Campaign released the following statement at 9:30 PM tonight:
HERRING LEGAL TEAM STATEMENT ON RECOUNT DAY ONE
After the first full day of the recount, starting in Alexandria, Chesapeake, and Fairfax County, Attorney General-elect Mark Herring’s lead has grown from 165 votes to 305 votes. Lead legal counsel Marc Elias issued the following statement:
“The results in the race for attorney general were counted locally, canvassed by the State Board of Elections and certified, and are now being reviewed a third time in a recount. We saw significant growth in the margin of the Herring victory today; frankly, greater than we initially anticipated. We expect to maintain or increase this margin as the recount expands to additional jurisdictions tomorrow. We look forward to the Court declaring Mark Herring the winner of the recount later this week.
“Tonight, we commend election officials and volunteers working diligently to conduct this massive undertaking in a the most professional manner possible.”
This post originally ran on Michael Hamar’s Blog 10/22/13 – for more insight into the world of LGBT issues with a focus on Virginia, check out more here. With the Virginia 2013 elections now just two weeks away, the political ads on the airwaves are becoming overwhelming. Most annoying and disgusting are those being run [...]