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Virginia: AG race may be recounted; only 947 votes separate the two candidates

The Washington Post reports: In a conference room at the Fairfax County Government Center yesterday, election officials pored over long rolls of computer printouts listing votes from Tuesday's election. They examined paper ballots, too, and recalculated basic math.

Behind them, about a dozen Democratic and Republican loyalists witnessed the progress, paying particular attention to votes recorded for Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath), the Democratic candidate for attorney general, and his GOP opponent, Del. Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell (Virginia Beach).

Two days after the election in Virginia, there was still no clear winner in the race to determine who will be the state's top lawyer--a contest that is the closest statewide race in memory -- and both sides are monitoring carefully as local election officials across the state check and double-check the tallies.

Last night, McDonnell was ahead by 947 votes out of more than 1.9 million. -- Still No New Attorney General


Hi Wash. Post Team,
Virginia State Board of Elections reporting at Dinner Time on Thursday that Mr. McDonnell leading by 904 Votes. No new updates are made. It seems that the current tally is final unofficial tally. Still is stands, 904 on Friday midday.

Daniel Gruhn

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