State Sen. Mark Obenshain (R) said it was still too soon to discuss requesting a recount in the Virginia attorney general race.
Obenshain made the comments at a press conference on Wednesday, a day after Fairfax County election officials finished their review of provisional ballots which gave Obenshain's Demcratic opponent, state Sen. Mark Herring (D), a boost in the total vote count in the race.
Specifically, Obenshain said it is "premature to talk about a potential recount until a review is done by the State Board of Elections."
The Virginia State Board of Elections is due to officially certify the results of the election by Nov. 25. Either candidate can request a recount after that as long as the margin is within 1 percent of the total vote count.
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