AG Recount Underway in Harrisonburg

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The electoral board in Harrisonburg said so far Mark Obenshain has picked up one vote, but election officers are only about a third of the way done Tuesday.

On Election Day in Harrisonburg, Mark Herring won by nearly 200 votes.

The votes that are getting the most scrutiny are undervotes, where people incorrectly filled out the ballot, but in some cases it's still possible to see who they voted for.

About 15 people are inside the courthouse going through the ballots.

The recount has votes fed through the voting machine again, while undervotes or overvotes are counted by hand.

There are election officers and observers from both parties on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Jim Gilchrist, a Republican and the vice-chair of the electoral board said following the process is important.

"It's possible the election could change based on, there's 2,558 precincts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, so you can see that just one ballot in each precinct would make a huge difference," said Gilchrist.

Gilchrist said he expects the recount will be done by the mid-afternoon and that he doesn't expect there to be much of a change if any in this area.


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