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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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To: LibLieSlayer
Our side always quits without fighting.

The real job of the GOPe is to maintain the pretense that there is actual opposition to the Dem agenda, without actually giving serious opposition.

21 posted on 12/18/2013 10:19:15 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: txrefugee
Shame on you, VA, for turning your state over to the Obama cult.

Demography is destiny. 30% of Fairfax County is foreign-born compared to 15% in 1990. VA is changing and will become more and more Democrat due to immigration and the domestic migration of liberals to NoVA to be around the honey pot called Washington DC. You can kiss VA off in Presidential elections. We have reached the tipping point.

22 posted on 12/18/2013 10:22:59 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

The immigrants and people on food stamps are producing more chillun, than the working stiffs and republicans. So socialism will grow with time.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 10:29:51 AM PST by entropy12 (Zero thanks to all who stayed home and helped elect Acorn lawyer Zero.)
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To: GIdget2004

Vote fraud will never be stopped until Republicans are seen to benefit from it.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 10:37:58 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: GIdget2004

The sheeple seem to love their Marxist owners.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 10:50:34 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: GIdget2004

1) The WaPo saying it doesn’t make it so.
2) The Republicans have got to stop going along with a simple re-counting and go after illegal voting (i.e., by felons in or out of lockup, identity thieves, non-citizens, multi-state voters, etc. If less than 0.1% of the Dem’s vote totals are illegitimate, I would be astounded. Supposedly the court recognized Obenshain’s right to review the poll books. Take the records from a suspect area, divide them up among volunteers, and do Lexis/Nexus and other internet searches on current addresses, felony convictions, etc. To concede without doing this would be a terrible thing.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 10:50:57 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: txrefugee

The laws of statistics dictate that the partisan winning percentage over many recount elections should approach 50%.
If one side leads by more than a few percentage points over many elections, then there definitely is partisan-based fraud occurring.
I wonder if anyone has ever compiled a list of all close elections requiring a recount and what the final result was.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 10:52:05 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: GIdget2004

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/18/2013 10:52:57 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: GIdget2004
fair voting I suppose...that's what these fellas told me at the polls


29 posted on 12/18/2013 10:53:00 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: tflabo

Probably found some uncounted Dem votes in the trunk of a car.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 11:01:34 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: GIdget2004

It’s official, VA is lost. And to top it off, the eGOP will nominate a notorious RINO to run against Mark Warner. Just peachy - that’ll surely get the conservative base to turn out. /s


31 posted on 12/18/2013 11:10:58 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: GIdget2004

We’re screwed down here in Virginia by the influx of liberals and government types in New South Maryland (AKA NOVA).


32 posted on 12/18/2013 11:26:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Alter Kaker; txrefugee

The increase in the lead is apparently mostly due to officials uncovering undervotes in heavily Democratic areas like Fairfax County, which use paper ballots. In a somewhat ironic twist, most of the redder jurisdictions in Virginia rely on electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail for individual votes, so there simply weren’t undervotes to be discovered there.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 11:34:50 AM PST by MN Doc
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To: PapaBear3625

You nailed it!


34 posted on 12/18/2013 11:54:18 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That means the candidates and the press did not do their jobs.

Of course they did, that is why she didn't understand the issues.

35 posted on 12/18/2013 11:58:59 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

With key members of the Virginia GOP-e publicly backing the Democrats, it’s no wonder that Obenshain lost in what should have been a sizeable victory for him. We’ll never know how many Republican voters simply stayed home because of all the trash talking from the powers that be who were intent to defeat Ken Cuccinelli for his having dared to take on their favoured RINO in the primary. The b**tards all need to be purged.


36 posted on 12/18/2013 12:41:19 PM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: PowderMonkey

“...residing in just three Northern counties: Fairfax, Loudon, and Arlington.”

Minnesota, is surprisingly very much like Virginia.

Three counties (Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis) pretty much dictate how a statewide election is gonna go.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 1:03:41 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: ScottinVA

The interesting part about Northern Virginia is that by the standards of the last 40 years, it was the GOP part of the state.

The Valley, a good chunk of the Tidewater and the Southside all voted Dem - albeit that some of the Dems elected were pretty conservative.


38 posted on 12/18/2013 1:06:52 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: GIdget2004

Virginia is permanently a Blue State - bump for later........


39 posted on 12/18/2013 1:11:59 PM PST by indthkr
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To: billhilly

They cheated.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 1:13:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: GIdget2004

Well, sh!t........


41 posted on 12/18/2013 1:23:46 PM PST by matginzac
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To: randita

Oh, you mean the “govt suit down” of 17%....?
With most of it being National Parks and Monuments on Obozo’s orders?
The “shut down” that was blamed on the sit-on-their-ass Republicans?
That shut down?


42 posted on 12/18/2013 1:28:31 PM PST by matginzac
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To: ScottinVA

Amen....
We start secession moves down here in Hamp Rds soon?


43 posted on 12/18/2013 1:30:08 PM PST by matginzac
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To: bmwcyle

If they breathed they cheated.


44 posted on 12/18/2013 1:41:30 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: GIdget2004
I once heard an election lawyer say, "In order to steal an election you simply have to get close (<1%). Then you keep counting votes until you win. Then , you stop."

The will become pandemic in the 2016 election, and probably the 2014.

45 posted on 12/18/2013 1:52:57 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: GIdget2004

What a shock, another close recount that we lose!


46 posted on 12/18/2013 1:59:41 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: entropy12
When you bring in 1.2 million legal immigrants a year, most of whom are poor and uneducated and 87% at least are minorities as defined by the USG, you have to expect rapid demographic changes. The decade ending 2010 was the highest in our history. In 1970 one in 21 in this country was foreign born, today it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years, and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in history.

Immigrants vote two to one Democrat.

47 posted on 12/18/2013 2:28:20 PM PST by kabar
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To: tflabo

Obenshein was ahead on election night. Then, miracle of miracles, a whole slew of previously uncounted votes were found in Jim Moran’s District. The rest, as they say, is histoire.


48 posted on 12/18/2013 2:31:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: randita

The trumped up FBI investigation hurt him.


49 posted on 12/18/2013 4:32:54 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: ScottinVA

Also the legal immigrants in nova.


50 posted on 12/18/2013 4:34:45 PM PST by Carry me back
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