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McDonnell wins AG race by a hair

Speaking of close elections (see Honduras), the Virginia State Board of Elections has certified that Bob McDonnell has won the attorney general race by the slimmest of margins: 970,886 to 970,563, a difference of only 323 votes. Runner-up Creigh Deeds says he wants another recount, but he will have to pay for the office space he has been sharing with McDonnell if he ends up losing. It is the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history!

Staunton treasurer

Here in Staunton, the ballots cast in the race for treasurer are going to be reviewed and recounted beginning on Friday. There are 250 paper absentee ballots, and the rest are electronic and already verified. It could take until the end of December to complete the process. Incumbent Elnora Hazlett lost to Rick Johnson by 36 votes. See

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