Virginia Board Of Elections Certifies Dem Win In AG Race

AP

The Virginia State Board of Elections certified state Sen. Mark Herring (D) as the winner of the Virginia attorney general race on Monday.

The board confirmed that Herring won by a slim 165-vote margin, beating Sen. Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate in the race.

Obenshain is entitled to call for a recount under Virginia election law.

Almost immediately the Obenshain campaign said it would spend the next few days whether to call for a recount or not. 

“Virginia law allows ten days to request a recount,” Obenshain campaign manager Chris Leavitt said in a statement. “We will make further announcements regarding a recount well within that time, in order to ensure the closure and confidence in the results that Virginians deserve.” 

This post was updated. 

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