Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Virgina Recount a Ways Off

Raw Story Reports...

A likely recount in Virginia won't happen soon, according to The New York Times.

Democratic challenger Jim Webb leads Republican Senator George Allen by less than 8,000 votes, with over 99 percent of the precincts reporting this morning.

"Virginia’s election laws allow an apparent loser to request a recount if a contest’s margin is less than 1 percent — and the margin in the preliminary results of the state’s Senate election stood this morning at about one-third of 1 percent," John O'Neil writes for The Times.
"According to a statement issued this month by the state’s Board of Elections, no request for a recount may be filed until the vote is certified, which is scheduled to happen this year on Nov. 27th," the article continues.

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