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    Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Democrats swept Virginia.

    Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney general’s race to Herring - The Washington Post

    RICHMOND ó State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R) conceded the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark R. Herring on Wednesday, bringing the election to a belated end and giving Democrats a sweep of statewide offices ó but throwing control of the state Senate into question. The move allowed Herring to claim victory for the third time since Nov. 5 in a contest that on election night was the closest statewide race in Virginia history. It also spared a three-judge panel in Richmond from having to continue slogging through more 100 ballots that one side or the other had challenged.



    And for the first time since Election Day, speculation in Virginia political circles shifted from who would succeed Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) to how differently the new attorney general would lead.
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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    That's good news, thanks for the information.

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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Dem's win an attorney general race in Virginia and are beside themselves with joy? That would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.

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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Just another example of GOP incompetence. No reason if the GOP nominated rational candidates that the Dems would go 3/3.
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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    This is sad news.

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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    One less state Obama/Holder will have to sue over voting wrongs .
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    Dem's win an attorney general race in Virginia and are beside themselves with joy? That would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    There is a huge irony in this election. Republicans pushed hard for electronic voting with no paper trail. So, in heavily red areas of Virginia, they used electronic voting, while in heavily Democratic Fairfax County, they stuck with the old system of paper ballots. The result was that several hundred undervotes were found in Fairfax, while none were found in the Republican areas that used electronic voting, because there was no paper trail. The Republican push for electronic voting with no paper trail ultimately screwed their own candidate. Which leads us to a larger issue - Can a case be made that there was unequal treatement in regards to voting rights in Virginia? This was, of course, one of the arguments in Bush v. Gore, and was one of the main factors that led to the Bush victory at the Supreme Court in 2000. I, of course, am opening up a whole new can of worms here. LOL.
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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is a huge irony in this election. Republicans pushed hard for electronic voting with no paper trail. So, in heavily red areas of Virginia, they used electronic voting, while in heavily Democratic Fairfax County, they stuck with the old system of paper ballots. The result was that several hundred undervotes were found in Fairfax, while none were found in the Republican areas that used electronic voting, because there was no paper trail. The Republican push for electronic voting with no paper trail ultimately screwed their own candidate. Which leads us to a larger issue - Can a case be made that there was unequal treatement in regards to voting rights in Virginia? This was, of course, one of the arguments in Bush v. Gore, and was one of the main factors that led to the Bush victory at the Supreme Court in 2000. I, of course, am opening up a whole new can of worms here. LOL.
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    Re: Obenshain concedes Virginia attorney generalís race to Herring

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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