Final Recount Results for 2013 Virginia Attorney General's Race


Dec. 18, 2013 UPDATED Dec. 19, 2013

News Highlights

  • Final recount results: increase of 575 votes for Mark Herring, an increase of 207 votes for Mark Obenshain with the 13 challenged ballots.
  • These numbers are final, but they will not be official until they are certified by the Recount Court in Richmond.
  • Fairfax County's recount paperwork and challenged ballots are being sent to Richmond today.

Fairfax County has completed its recount of more than 300,000 ballots cast for the Virginia attorney general’s race. Fairfax County Electoral Board Secretary Brian Schoeneman and Chairman Seth Stark were the recount coordinators and responsible for overseeing the recount process.

Final reported results from the recount yielded: 185,538 votes for State Sen. Mark Herring, and 117,632 votes for State Sen. Mark Obenshain, with 13 challenged ballots. 

This represents an increase of 575 votes for Herring, an increase of 207 votes for Obenshain with the 13 challenged ballots. 

These results are the final results reported from Fairfax County, but will not be official until they are certified by the Recount Court in Richmond. 

“This has been a gargantuan undertaking that we put together in a very short amount of time,” said Schoeneman. “The fact that we were able to do this a full day earlier than we expected, I think say a lot about the quality and hard work and dedication of folks in Fairfax County.”

The county's recount paperwork and challenged ballots are being sent to Richmond today.

Visit the 2013 Recount Web page for more information or background.

For members of the media who have questions, contact the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-NEWS (6397), TTY 711.

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