Only 17 votes separate Attorney General candidates - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Only 17 votes separate Attorney General candidates

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The race to become Virginia's next attorney general is getting closer and closer by the day.

According to the Virginia Board of Elections website, Republican Mark Obenshain leads Democrat Mark Herring by 17 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast.

All of the provisional and absentee ballots are continuing to be counted across the Commonwealth.

Counties must turn those into the state board by Tuesday at midnight.

The board will then certify the results on November 25.

The loser will likely ask for a recount, which would be paid for by the state if less than 0.5 percent separates the candidates.

That is almost certain to happen in this case.

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