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Herring Takes Slight Lead In Virginia Attorney General Race

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The lead switched after ballots in four Richmond precincts were counted on Monday afternoon. But the lead could easily switch again. According to The Washington Post, local jurisdictions must report election results to the State Board of Elections on Tuesday. Virginia will then certify the results on Nov. 25. Either Obenshain or Herring will be able to request for a recount if the margin is less than 1 percent. 

As of Tuesday evening officials in Fairfax County, Virginia were still counting provisional ballots. If the margin of victory for one candidate is within 1 percent of the total vote, either candidate is entitled to request a recount. 

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