Virginia Board Of Elections Certifies Dem Win In AG Race

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November 25, 2013 5:59 a.m.

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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