UPDATE: DISCREPANCY FOUND IN FAIRFAX WITH ABSENTEE BALLOTS
When I went to bed, Obenshain was ahead by a few hundred votes. When I woke up, Herring was in the lead. All precincts are not in yet. Whatever end result there is today, there will be a recount. The vote is simply too close to declare a winner.
As I made the rounds on Facebook last night, I saw many of our local politicians crowing about the win. I wonder how they feel this morning?
It’s over when the last vote is …recounted. I am keeping my fingers crossed. However, the old adage, “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” is a really good thing to remember. 3 precincts are missing. 2 in Mecklenburg and 1 in Rockingham. Both counties are heavy republican fortresses. Rockingham County surrounds Harrisonburg, where Obenshain is from. It might be better to hold out for the re-count.