Democrat Adds To His Lead In Virginia Attorney General Race


The Democrat in Virginia’s tight attorney general race added to his razor-thin lead on Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported.

According to WaPo, the latest count gives state Sen. Mark Herring (D) a 163-vote edge over state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R). Herring widened his lead after the Fairfax County Electoral Board concluded its review of of provisional ballots and 160 votes were added to the Democrat’s tally while the Republican added 103 votes to his total. 

The unofficial results on the Virginia State Board of Elections website currently shows Herring with a 106-vote lead.

Localities had until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday to submit their vote tallies to the board and the results will be certified by Nov. 25. If the final margin of victory is within one percent, either candidate may request a recount.



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