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Herring, Obenshain in dead heat in Virginia attorney generalís race; recount expected

Source: Washington Post

The Virginia attorney generalís race was a virtual dead heat and headed for a recount early Wednesday morning, with Democratic State Sen. Mark Herring clinging to a 541-vote lead over Republican State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain with 2.2 million ballots cast, according to unofficial results posted by the state board of elections.

With 99.92 percent of the vote tallied, the margin between the two candidates was a scant .03 percent. State election law provides for the trailing candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 1 percent of the total vote.
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The chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, Pat Mullins, announced that Obenshain would make no comment because the party was preparing for a recount.
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Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/obenshain-appears-headed-for-razor-thin-victory-in-virginia-attorney-generals-race/2013/11/05/08d13182-4255-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story.html

Less than 800 votes separate Herring and Obenshain for Virginia AG with ~99% reporting

Mark Obenshain 1,095,565 50.0%
Mark Herring 1,094,787 50.0%

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2013/results
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