UPDATE: Confirmed Obenshain to concede

6-12-13-Virginia-AG-NomineesThe Washington Post is reporting that Republican Mark Obenshain will the attorney general’s race to Democrat Mark Herring this afternoon. A news conference is set for 3pm.

The lead in the race, which was certified at 165 for Herring on November 25, has grown as the recount has continued. A Herring win puts Democrats in all three top offices.

An affirmed victory by Herring would seal the Democrats’ sweep of statewide offices this year, the first in nearly a generation; he joins Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov.-elect Ralph Northam.

On Tuesday, Herring’s lead grew to more than 810 votes, with 73 percent of ballots across the state recounted, according to Herring’s campaign.

We will know soon enough.

UPDATE: Virginian-Pilot reporter Julian Walker confirms

 

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