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Obenshain to concede Virginia attorney generalís race on Wednesday in Richmond
Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2013 | Laura Vozzella and Ben Pershing

Posted on 12/18/2013 9:42:19 AM PST by GIdget2004

State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain(R) will concede the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark R. Herring on Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Obenshain’s announcement will put an end to a drawn-out contest that, on election night, was the closest statewide election in history. Obenshain campaign spokesman Paul Logan did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment Wednesday.

Herring had significantly widened his slim lead over Obenshain in a statewide recount that began Monday and was scheduled to finish on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: herring; obenshain; va2013; virginia
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1 posted on 12/18/2013 9:42:19 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Close races always goes to the ‘Rat. Wasn’t Obershain leading after election night?


2 posted on 12/18/2013 9:44:47 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: GIdget2004

Surprise, surprise....the Democrat “significantly” lengthened his lead in the recount. Funny how it is ALWAYS the Democrat who wins these “long, drawn-out” recounts. The law of averages ought to have the Republican win once in a while.

Shame on you, VA, for turning your state over to the Obama cult.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 9:45:16 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: GIdget2004

Sorry to hear this. But, maybe VA deserves it. Talking to my daughter (who lives there) about this election, she did not have a clear understanding about the issues, and she’s a very smart woman. That means the candidates and the press did not do their jobs.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 9:47:44 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GIdget2004

“...widened his lead....” eh?

And I’ll be the vast majority of the ballots that created that “lead” still had wet ink.

Sorry, but I no longer trust the process.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 9:48:16 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GIdget2004

Our side always quits without fighting.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 9:49:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: txrefugee

“Shame on you, VA, for turning your state over to the Obama cult.”

In that case, it is more likely the Clinton Cult.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 9:50:25 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: txrefugee

“Shame on you, VA, for turning your state over to the Obama cult.”

In that case, it is more likely the Clinton Cult.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 9:50:42 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Da Coyote

Well the biggest issue I see is you got a R Gov and a R Sec of Commonwealth.

“Our” people need to do their jobs.

And this was pretty much the case in all the toss-up states in 2012 too.


9 posted on 12/18/2013 9:51:39 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: billhilly

There was a gushing piece on Hillary the other day in USAToday praising how the Clintons put McAwful “over the top” with their campaign operatives.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 9:55:01 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

They had that right.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 9:57:11 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That means the candidates and the press did not do their jobs.

The Press quit doing its job when Ike was in the White House.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 9:58:15 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GIdget2004
You can always count on the Dems to have a couple of bags of extra votes when they are needed.

SAD!

13 posted on 12/18/2013 10:00:10 AM PST by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: GIdget2004

Well,so much for fighting voter fraud in the next election.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 10:03:26 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It’s not the same state I grew up in. Like the Cold War Soviet defectors, I escaped to freedom in the West. Tell your daughter to do likewise. No reason to remain in a state where everything is controlled by carpetbaggers from New York and Maryland, residing in just three Northern counties: Fairfax, Loudon, and Arlington.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 10:04:29 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: nascarnation
Well the biggest issue I see is you got a R Gov and a R Sec of Commonwealth. “Our” people need to do their jobs.

They did their jobs. They made sure the conservatives didn't win.

16 posted on 12/18/2013 10:09:33 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: tflabo

Republicans always throw in the towel and surrender to the communists.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 10:11:20 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: txrefugee; tflabo
Surprise, surprise....the Democrat “significantly” lengthened his lead in the recount. Funny how it is ALWAYS the Democrat who wins these “long, drawn-out” recounts. The law of averages ought to have the Republican win once in a while.

It actually makes sense when you think about it. The "tough" ballots -- where the intent of the voter may be clear, but which tend to screw up machines (partially filled-in ovals, for example, or something else depending on the technology used in your state) are generally the fault of less educated, downscale, low-information voters. Who do those folks tend to vote for? Democrats. So it makes sense that in recounts, the Dems will generally pick up votes from rejected, challenged or provisional ballots.

Not to suggest there isn't ALSO hanky-panky going on, just saying that the law of averages is misleading if voter bases are different.

18 posted on 12/18/2013 10:12:28 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: GIdget2004

Shut out in VA, unfortunately. The government shutdown really soured it for Cuccinelli et al, but it was still the right thing to do.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 10:12:40 AM PST by randita
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To: tflabo
Wasn’t Obershain leading after election night?

The final count on election night was Herring up by about 150 votes. After the recount, both Obershain and Herring increased their vote totals, but Herring increased more and is now up by more than 600 votes. I have read that the difference was votes which were marked on the paper ballots but not read by optical scanners (mostly people who used a check mark rather than filling in the circle.)

20 posted on 12/18/2013 10:15:32 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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