Deeds Takes Steps Toward Attorney General

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

November 14, 2005

Virginians still don't know who won the spot as the next Attorney General. But, Democrat Creigh Deeds announced he's already the taking steps toward making the transition.

As of Monday morning only 446 votes were separating the candidates.

At the press conference Deeds stated he will start getting his staff ready. Since the election, three thousand more votes have been counted for Deeds. His opponent, Bob McDonnell, has stated he is moving into the transition office. But, as the Chairman of Legal Recount said during the conference, the only guarantee with this election was that the votes will change.

"There are 60 days left until the swearing in and it doesn't so it for me to just sit back and wait for the votes to be counted. I have to be ready to be Attorney General," said Creigh Deeds.

Officials said it is just too premature to assume anything with this election. But there will be a recount, whether it's Deeds or McDonnell asking for it.

The candidates can not request for a recount until Nov. 28 when the results are certified.

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