UPDATE: State Board of Elections results now shows Obenshain up by 17 votes. Fairfax has accepted 136 provisional ballots out of 493 cast. No provisional ballots have been rejected. No provisional ballots will be reported to the state until they have all been accepted or rejected. The Fairfax board will meet again Monday at 10:00 am and will report all findings by noon on Tuesday. Statement from Fairfax Electoral board here.
The Attorney General race count on Sunday morning:
Herring leads by 81 votes.
We can expect Mark Herring’s lead to build on Tuesday when Fairfax finishes counting their provisional ballots. In 2012 Fairfax had 1102 provisional ballots that qualified, 40% of the total provisional ballots submitted. We don’t yet know the total for this election but I expect those votes to go heavily for Herring. As we all know, Fairfax is very Blue.
More details on the Fairfax Fiasco here.
Daily Kos is fully behind Brian Shoeneman’s actions in Fairfax. You know we’re in trouble when both the Daily Kos and Blue Virginia are praising Brian.
Brian’s twitter “The fact that SBE’s guidance contradicts our past practice prompted us to extend our timeline for provisionals”. So, they were wrong before they were right?