How a recount in the Virginia attorney general’s race would work

November 11, 2013

More than 2.2 million voted in the Virginia attorney general's race six days ago. As of Monday morning, Republican Mark Obenshain had a 17-vote lead over Democrat Mark Herring. If you are doing the math, that's a margin of .00077 percent.

The unbelievable narrowness of that margin means the race is headed for a recount. We broke down how that process would work -- and when it might finish -- in a Post TV segment. Check it out.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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