In baseball, a tie goes to the runner. In the Virginia’s next attorney general race, it seems, a tie goes to the Republican.

Just 117 votes currently separate Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain – out of more than 2.2 million votes cast. And a tie, once a seemingly impossible outcome, now seems like a remote -- but not unthinkable -- possibility.

“In the seemingly unlikely event of a tie,” Nikki Sheridan from the Virginia State Board of Elections tells us, “...the winner would be determined by a majority vote of the total membership of the Virginia General Assembly.”