Attorney General Race Still Not Decided

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- After more than two million people voted last week, only 17 votes separate the two candidates.

The race between republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring is still too close to call.

Both men are state senators and both still have a chance to be the next attorney general.

A spokesman for Obenshain said, "the race is extremely close. We are confident we will prevail. We will wait until the state board of elections finishes its tabulation and make sure that every legitimate vote is counted. The canvassing process is still ongoing."

The numbers are likely to continue to change.

According to The Washington Post, provisional ballots still haven't been counted in Fairfax County.

It's a tight race that has seen vote totals change regularly since election day thanks in part to mistakes that have been blamed on human or machine error.

The losing candidate can call for a recount if the margin is equal or less than one percent of the total votes.


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