2013 Elections / Local / Politics / Virginia

Recount update

RecountThe recount in Virginia’s Attorney General election started yesterday in three locations – Fairfax County, Chesapeake and Alexandria – with the rest of the state to start today. No numbers from Chesapeake or Alexandria but from Fairfax:

The recount is expected to last through Wednesday, with the court hearing ballot challenges Wednesday and Thursday. We should have a winner declared Friday.

Whether that will be the end of things depends on whether the loser takes the election to the General Assembly. I am hoping that does not happen. From today’s Washington Post editorial:

Such a challenge — under an obscure provision in state law, never before exercised in a statewide race, that allows appeals to the General Assembly — would be an act of contempt for Virginia’s voters.

Well said.

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