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Obenshain Attorney General Campaign Formally Files For Recount

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Obenshain filing for a recount comes only two days after the Virginia State Board of Elections certified the attorney general race with Obenshain's opponent, state Sen. Mark Herring (D) as the winner. The State Board of Elections certified that Herring won by a slim 165-vote margin, a margin small enough that either candidate could call for a recount.

Obenshain officials said that they expect the recount to happen in mid-December, roughly around the week of Dec. 15. The Obenshain campaign expects the recount to take one day but possibly two for all the state's jurisdictions to conduct the recount.

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