Yesterday, the State Board of Elections declared that Mark R. Herring (D) will be
The final vote breakdown puts Herring ahead of Obenshain 1,103,777 – 1,103,612. The margin separating them is less than one one-hundredth of one percent: 0.01%. With numbers like this, Obenshain’s team is expected to call for a recount.
“Margins this small are why
Perhaps the decision cannot be made lightly, but it must be made quickly. State law only allows 10 days for a candidate to request a recount. And with recent changes made to the recount process, a recount request would extend the election well into December.
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