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Herring Keeps Win in Prince William After Recount

By Potomac Local News December 18, 2013 11:00 am

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – Democrat Mark Herring won Prince William County after a recount of ballots cast in the county. The finding reaffirms the initial vote count completed following the statewide General Election on Nov. 5, but with some slight changes.

More in a press release from the Prince William County Office of Elections:

Prince William County’s Recount Officials completed the recount for the Commonwealth’s Attorney General’s race for all county precincts on Tuesday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.

The only precinct that had a change was the absentee precinct. The county’s 77 regular precincts had no changes. The unofficial recount numbers are posted on the Office of Election home page. The final outcome is expected to be announced by the Richmond Recount Court by this Friday, December 20.

In a recount, Herring won more votes over his Republican opponent Mark Obenshain, 52,121 to 44,173, respectively.

On the first count in November, Herring won Prince William County by 52,109 votes to Obenshain’s 44,163.

Jurisdictions across the state have been ordered to recount the election ballots after the November results for the Attorney General’s race were too close to call. In late November, prior to the recount, the Washington Post declared Herring the winner of the race.

Obenshain won Stafford County with 56% of the vote in the November General Election. A recount was compelted in that county yesterday and we’re working on bringing you the results.

Herring won both Manassas and Manassas Park in the November General Election.

  • Keith Lucas

    Glad we have gone back a moderate Democratic leadership in Virginia. It will take years to undo the damage of the last administration.