Monday, November 25, 2013


It was most important to defeat Cuccinelli but this is also nice:
Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces
By Laura Vozzella, Updated: Monday, November 25, 6:01 PM

RICHMOND — The State Board of Elections on Monday declared Democrat Mark R. Herring Virginia’s next attorney general, capping a dramatic three-week certification process in the closest statewide race in Virginia history.

Herring defeated Republican Mark D. Obenshain by a mere 165 votes out of more than 2 million cast, according to the final tally certified in Richmond on Monday, at least temporarily giving Democrats a historic sweep of statewide offices. Herring joins Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph S. Northam in preparing to assume office in January.

Should Herring’s victory stand, Democrats would hold all five statewide offices — including both U.S. Senate seats — for the first time since 1970.
UPDATE: The GOP is asking for a recount of the AG race.

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