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Board to Certify Votes, AG Race Continues.


The State Board of Elections is scheduled to certify the votes from the Nov. 5th elections Monday, but the race for Attorney General may continue.

The Attorney General's race is the closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history. Democrat Mark Herring leads Republican Mark Obenshain by 165 votes, out of 2.2 million ballots cast.

Obenshain has signaled he'll seek a recount. The rules state a recount may take place if the tally of the final official result is within one percent, and if the loser requests it.

Earlier in November, Obenshain said neither he nor Herring could be certain who is going to move into the Attorney General's office in January. Obenshain said he would wait until the votes were certified to make a decision on a recount. Both candidates have already announced transition teams for the office.

An official winner will likely not be determined for at least a few more days, if not weeks, especially if a recount takes place.


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