Dave Wasserman has put together some very interesting spreadsheets with totals of the provisional ballots by county and city. Some of this is still in flux as counties and cities update their numbers. Of course Fairfax county has the highest number of provisional ballots. Brian Schoeneman has made the decision to not release any of their provisional results until noon tomorrow when, by law, he must release the count totals. So far Fairfax has accepted 100% of their provisional ballots while the state average for acceptance of provisional ballots is 36.64%. Curious.
The spreadsheet for provisional ballots in all counties can be found here. The latest corrections to SBE ballot totals can be found here. Wasserman has Herring’s current lead at 115. Richmond isn’t helping Obenshain and Fairfax won’t either. When Fairfax finally releases their numbers on Tuesday, Herring should move up by several hundred.
I will update this thread as Wasserman releases the current corrections and provisional totals.
If Fairfax has over 50%, that will be much higher than the state average. The recount that begins the end of the month could change everything.
Looking at the spreadsheet, the most logical conclusion about the 100%
in Fairfax figure is that 100% of the folks who showed up to justify their ballots managed to have their ballots counted. Out of 492 cast, not everyone will show up to justify their ballot, and hence Fairfax will actually have an acceptance rate in the 50-70% range like many of the other jurisdictions.
It is looking more like Herring will be AG. I hope we have a good candidate to claim the Senate seat in a special election.