Deadline Wednesday in Va.’s AG Recount

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Neither Republican Mark Obenshain (left) or Democrat Mark Herring are conceding the attorney general's race in Virginia. (Credit: Getty Images)

Neither Republican Mark Obenshain (left) or Democrat Mark Herring are conceding the attorney general’s race in Virginia. (Credit: Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. — A deadline is looming for the recount in Virginia’s race for attorney general.

Localities re-tabulating the Nov. 5 vote are scheduled to complete their work by Wednesday as officials with the State Board of Elections begin tabulating the recount in Richmond with a team of accountants.

Unofficial results show Democrat Mark Herring widening his lead over Republican Mark Obenshain. State elections officials certified Herring the winner by 165 votes, but Obenshain petitioned for the recount.

The results of the recount should be known by week’s end.

The loser has one more option — to seek a contested election before the General Assembly.

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