Attorney General Votes Still Being Counted

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- The Virginia Attorney General race is still undecided a week after election day.

Mark Herring currently has a 117-vote lead over Mark Obenshain, according to the state board of elections website.

It could still be weeks until a winner is declared as the results are still unofficial and the state board of elections will finalize the results on November 25.

If the margin remains within one percent, the loser can request a recount.

There have been some voting counting issues in other areas that is changing the tally.

Yesterday, it was discovered a voting machine in the Richmond area wasn't counted on election night, giving the lead back to Herring.

Several provisional ballots are still being counted right now in Fairfax County and those are ballots that have to be verified before being counted.

Ruth Talmage, the chairwoman of the Augusta County Electoral Board said the process in this area is usually pretty smooth.

"We're a smaller area. We don't have the numbers and paper to deal with that these large areas do. They have my sympathy," said Talmage.

Local registrars actually have until today to certify all of the provisional ballots in the race, meaning we could see a different tally by Tuesday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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