Thursday, November 17, 2005

McDonnell's Shrinking Lead

With the incredible shrinking difference between the vote totals of the two Attorney General hopefuls, down from 2,023 votes on Nov. 9 to just 341 votes today, a recount seems inevitable. The State Board of Elections will certify the results on Nov. 28. The losing candidate then has 10 days to request a recount.

Why all the adjustments since the original count was posted have moved the numbers to the benefit of Democrat Creigh Deeds (now with 970,507 votes) is anybody's guess. While Republican Bob McDonnell (now with 970,848 votes) has declared victory, he can't be happy about that trend.

The closeness of this year's vote for AG made me dust off a cartoon of mine that was done during the wild aftermath of the 2000 presidential election.
Click on the image to enlarge it.

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