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?
Note that just because they have stated they’ve accepted 136 (mostly military people who were automatically mailed absentee ballots overseas) does not mean they haven’t rejected some as well. For most, they’re probably waiting until the window to come in and make a case has closed before the Board votes.
From Fairfax BOE yesterday, “The Board has not yet rejected any provisional ballots at this time.” http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2013/electoral-board-statement-election-nov-10-2013.htm
Republicans don’t hate big government, republicans hate good government.
Republicans are for lower taxes on the wealthy and lower wages for the middle class.
The specious republican Culture Wars are nothing but pandering to the most disgusting bigots so they will vote against their own economic interests.
The most disgusting political position today is opposition to universal health care and support for Corporate Profit Denial of Care.
Republicans are the Death Panel Armageddon Anti-Christ Party.
…aka, the KKK.
Identifying the most pompous lawyer in Fairfax faces some stiff competition!
Yes Judge Dillion I have heard the story. Bearing Drift reported the story earlier today. http://bearingdrift.com/2013/11/10/breaking-democratic-operative-attacks-gop-election-observer-in-fairfax/ On that thread Brian Schoeneman defended the man who slapped our republican poll watcher. A stunning response.
>>>Brian W. Schoeneman • 4 hours ago −
Guys, chill. Nothing untoward happened here. It was an argument over space that got blown out of proprotion. I’ve admonished John not to do this again and he’s agreed.
Done. Move on.<<<
All better now, Brian has asked his friend John to please not do that again.
Have you heard about this:
This guy is John Farrell of the McCandlish & Lillard law firm, perhaps the most pompous member of the Fairfax legal community (and that is saying a lot).