Democrat Mark Herring has been certified as the winner of the razor-thin Virginia Attorney General's race, winning by 163 votes. Defeated Republican Mark Obenshain is expected to seek a recount.
If Republicans lose again after the recount, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the GOP-led legislature is laying the groundwork for a coup:
"Obenshain could initiate what state law calls a "contest" in which the 140-member legislature decides the attorney generalship by a majority vote. That would be a minimum of 71… There are 87 Republican legislators."
Democrats won this election, fair and square – Republicans handing this office to the losing candidate would be nothing less than an attack on Democracy.
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