UPDATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Nearly two days after the election, the Virginia Attorney General's race is still too close to call.
Election officials spent Wednesday reviewing provisional ballots. A state-funded recount appears likely, but cannot be formally requested until the end of November. The state likely will not have an Attorney General until December.
The GOP has held the office of Attorney General since 1994. If Republican candidate Mark Obenshain is able to hold on to his current lead and is formally declared the winner, it will be the only win for the Republican Party statewide in this election.
The race for Virginia Attorney General is still too close to call Wednesday morning, and a recount is likely.
According to the Board of Elections, with almost all precincts reporting, the contest between Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring is split down the middle.
On Tuesday night the Republican party first declared a victory for Obenshain, but the candidate later declined to speak in anticipation of a recount.
Democratic candidate Mark Herring released a statement early Wednesday morning about the contested election.
"We want to make sure all precincts are accounted for and results are accurate, all absentee ballots are counted and every Virginian who cast a provisional ballot has their voice heard," Herring said.
Neither candidate has claimed victory or conceded.
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