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  • Mark D. Obenshain

    Obenshain raises ballot security issue in Va.

    Virginia's largest voting jurisdiction is set to begin a recount Monday for the tightest race in state history, even as one candidate raises concerns about the conduct of the election.

  • Obenshain

    Obenshain files petition for recount in Virginia attorney general's race

    Republican Mark D. Obenshain on Wednesday filed a petition asking for a recount of the results in this month's attorney general's race — a contest separated by just 165 votes.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, Republican candidate for Attorney General,  gestures during a new conference at the Capitol Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Richmond, Va.  The closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history is unlikely to end Monday, Nov. 25,  when the State Board of Elections certifies the votes for attorney general and other contests in the Nov. 5 election. The State Board of Elections puts Democrat Mark Herring with a 165-vote edge over Obenshain out 2.2 million ballots cast for attorney general. While he hasn’t said so, Obenshain has signaled he will seek a recount, and he could press the issue to the General Assembly if he wants to take it to the limits of the law.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Obenshain to call for recount in Virginia attorney general's race

    Republican Mark D. Obenshain said Tuesday that he plans to formally ask for a recount of this month's Virginia attorney general's race that was decided by 165 votes.

  • Members of the State Board of Elections, Chairman Charles E. Judd, left, and secretary Don Palmer, right, begin the process to certify the Nov. 5 ballot for the race for Virginia attorney general at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.  Democrat Mark Herring leads Republican Mark Obenshain by 165 votes.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    State certifies Herring as winner in Virginia attorney general's race

    The Virginia State Board of Elections on Monday declared Democrat Mark R. Herring the official winner of the state's attorney general race by 165 votes — the smallest margin for any statewide race in Virginia history.

  • Democratic Va. Attorney General candidate Mark Herring speaks with reporters about the vote count in his election during an election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (associated press photographs)

    Obenshain's attorney general lead cut to 55

    The race for attorney general in Virginia remains undecided nearly a week after Election Day, and as local elections officials neared the conclusion of an investigation into absentee ballots, the razor-thin lead of Republican Mark D. Obenshain narrowed.

  • Board asks Cuccinelli to look at voter fraud case

    The Virginia State Board of Elections has requested that Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II investigate potential violations of state election laws after a Pennsylvania man was charged with 13 counts of voter-registration fraud in Harrisonburg last week.

  • Former Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., who served in Congress from Virginia from 1997 to 2009, is the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party and will be on the Virginia ballot. (House of Representatives)

    Goode approved for Va. presidential ballot

    Mitt Romney is likely to have more company on the Virginia ballot than he'd prefer in November.

  • Goode

    Goode ballot petitions in Virginia draw election board scrutiny

    The Virginia State Board of Elections is asking Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II to investigate possible fraud on paperwork submitted by the presidential campaign of Constitution Party candidate and former Congressman Virgil H. Goode Jr. of Virginia, who some predict could serve as a spoiler for Mitt Romney in the critical swing state.

  • Va elections board takes no action on mailings

    The Virginia State Board of Elections on Monday chose not to take action related to a nonprofit group's voter registration mailings following hundreds of complaints, including a request from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for a formal investigation.

  • Romney hits suspect voter mailings

    Mitt Romney's campaign has asked Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli to launch an investigation into a nonprofit group's mailing of voter registration materials to ineligible voters in the state -- including cats, dogs, infants and, yes, the dead.

  • Jean Snidow of Hardy, Va., congratulates Republican Bill Stanley as he arrives at the Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Grill in Hardy, Va., to celebrate with his constituents on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. Stanley defeated Democrat Hank Davis on Tuesday night and will represent the 19th District in the Virginia Senate. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Stephanie Klein-Davis)

    Voters fill 2 vacancies in Va. General Assembly

    Voters have filled two vacancies in Virginia's General Assembly in special elections.

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