First Day Of Recount Sees Dem Lead Grow To 305 Votes In Virginia AG Race

State Sen. Mark Herring (D) has widened his lead 305 votes after the first day of the Virginia attorney general recount.  

The 305 votes is an increase from the 165-vote lead that Herring previously had over state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), who requested the recount. 

“We saw significant growth in the margin of the Herring victory today; frankly, greater than we initially anticipated,” Herring campaign lawyer Marc Elias said in a statement.  “We expect to maintain or increase this margin as the recount expands to additional jurisdictions tomorrow.  We look forward to the Court declaring MarkHerring the winner of the recount later this week.”

Most of the recounting occurred in Fairfox County and two cities: Alexandria and Chesapeake on Monday. Recounting for the rest of Virginia’s localities will happen Tuesday, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Officials expect most of the recounting to be done by the end of Tuesday. 

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