Mark Warner Clings To Lead In Virginia Senate Race

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) held a narrow lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie as of Wednesday morning, but the unexpectedly close race has not been called.

Warner led Gillespie by about 12,000 votes out of more than 2.1 million ballots cast with nearly all precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. The AP was waiting to call the race until it could verify the number of outstanding votes in the state.

While Warner claimed victory Tuesday night, Gillespie did not concede.

Given that Warner’s margin of victory is so slim, it’s possible that Gillespie may request a recount. Under Virginia law, a candidate that loses by less than one percent of the total vote can ask the State Board Of Elections for a recount.

This post has been updated.

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