Virginia Republicans' Election Day Embarrassment Is Now TotalS

Virginia's GOP candidate for attorney general, Mark Obenshain, is expected to concede victory to Democrat Mark Herring today, after a statewide recount widened Herring's lead to roughly 810 votes out of more than 2 million cast.

The election was six weeks ago, but Obenshain got a publicly funded recount after the certified results showed Herring up by only 165 votes. His lead actually more than quadrupled in the recounted precincts so far.

That election result means that Virginia Republicans will go from holding every statewide office in Richmond to none when the new governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general are sworn in next year. It will be the first time in four decades that Democrats have held those positions and both of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

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