As things stand now, Sen. Mark Herring, D-Leesburg, is the Attorney General-elect of Virginia, having beaten Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, by a razor-thin margin of 165 votes — the closest statewide race ever in modern Virginia history.
However, Obenshain has exercised his right to a taxpayer-funded recount. That’s understandable, given that more than 2.2 million votes were cast statewide, and the miniscule number of votes separating them.
The question is, how’s that recount going to end up? You challenge today is two-fold. First, name the ultimate winner of the race. Second, pick the number of votes that separate them once the recount’s concluded. Third (the tiebreaker) is, pick the date of the final final determination.
The deadline for entries is Dec. 6, and they should look like this:
2. 67 votes
3. Dec. 17