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After day one of recount, Herring widens lead in area

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The recount in the 2013 race for Virginia Attorney General is underway in Chesterfield.

Going into the recount, Democrat Mark Herring leads Republican Mark Obenshain by 165 (out of 2.2 million) votes.

Democrat sources tell CBS 6 political reporter Joe St. George that Henrico and Richmond completed its recount with Democrat Mark Herring widening his lead by seven votes.

As of 6pm Tuesday, Chesterfield officials told St. George that Herring picked up 40 votes while Mark Obenshain picked up 20 votes. No ballots have yet been challenged.

Marc Elias, the lead counsel for Attorney General-elect Mark Herring, released the following statement tonight:

“As of 6:30 p.m., Attorney General-elect Mark Herring is now up 866 votes overall, with 73% of the votes recounted statewide.

To see what it was like inside the Chesterfield recount, watch the video above.

Click here to follow Joe for regular updates on Twitter.

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  • Constitutional Reset

    More than a technical recount of a corrupted process is well justified by fact and law.

    The uncontested evidence of McAuliffe & crew’s election fraud by means of their campaign’s 18USC1343 felony justifies a the award by the General Assembly of a do-over election under Va24.2-804.

    Also there is the vote integrity issue of a low-tech touch screen voting hack by the electrostatic capacitance discharge effect of ‘sticky fingered’ voters.

    By at least three counts of vote integrity corruption the G.A, should be called under Va24.2-804 by K.C, E.W.J. and M.O.toorder a do-over election with candidates not disqualified under the preponderance of evidence of their 18USC1343 felony as seen under the rule of Va1-248 -> Va18.2-111-> Va18.2-481(5).

    By that interlocking action of law McAuliffe and crew’s 18USC1343 felony could be advantageously pardoned by the Governor of Virginia under parole oath

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