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Herring wins Virginia attorney general race, elections board announces
WashPost ^ | 11/25/2013 | Laura Vozzella

Posted on 11/25/2013 8:06:36 AM PST by Alter Kaker

The state Board of Elections on Monday certified Democrat Mark Herring as the winner of the Nov. 5 election for Virginia attorney general.

Herring, a state senator from Loudoun County, beat state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), by 165 votes out of more than 2 million votes cast.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: herring; obenshain; va; va2013; virginia

1 posted on 11/25/2013 8:06:36 AM PST by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker
Democrats always win the close ones. They know how to "find" a few extra votes when they need them.
2 posted on 11/25/2013 8:09:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Another stolen election. I never thought I would ever see this happen in the Commonwealth. Virginia is now dead to me.


3 posted on 11/25/2013 8:10:29 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Alter Kaker

Somebody ran out to the Prius and ‘found’ a box with a couple hundred ballots.


4 posted on 11/25/2013 8:10:46 AM PST by barmag25
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To: Alter Kaker

McAuliffe’s protection is now in place.


5 posted on 11/25/2013 8:11:37 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Alter Kaker

Luckily for the Democrats, they found a ballot box full of Democratic votes


6 posted on 11/25/2013 8:14:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Paine in the Neck
McAuliffe’s protection is now in place.

The Clinton M.O. Slick Willie realized the power one could enable to the governor (or president) via the attorney general.

7 posted on 11/25/2013 8:16:34 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Wow, what an ironic name to steal an election.


8 posted on 11/25/2013 8:16:52 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: wastedyears

A “Red” Herring, no doubt.


9 posted on 11/25/2013 8:18:47 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Start the recount.


10 posted on 11/25/2013 8:19:09 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: VRW Conspirator

“The Clinton M.O. Slick Willie realized the power one could enable to the governor (or president) via the attorney general. “

This is why the rats took down Bush’s AG’s. With them under fire and preoccupied, the rats can run roughshod over government with no oversight.

And when the rats are in power, the AG is the gatekeeper.


11 posted on 11/25/2013 8:19:15 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: DoodleDawg
Start the recount.

Does the Republican have the guts to go at this with both barrels?

12 posted on 11/25/2013 8:22:17 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

damn right start a recount, yet again we see the left just get enough votes to win another election.
MN, FL, VA, WI.

165 votes the GOP had better fight this and we all know that the state now will be going to the Dems for Clinton so the question is where does the GOP pick up any other states? I see none so another 8 years of left wing politics, attacks, censorship and socialism


13 posted on 11/25/2013 8:31:18 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Alter Kaker

Well Fluke...


14 posted on 11/25/2013 8:31:46 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (WAR EAGLE!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Just noticed your tag line. To which I must respond.... ROLL TIDE! I guess we'll both be glued to that game. Do you have any idea what the current stat is for wins/losses against each other? I graduated in 1980 and haven't really kept up with those. Although, when I was there we did have back to back national championships in '78 & '79. Now they're going for a three-pete.
15 posted on 11/25/2013 8:46:38 AM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Know how you tell the difference between a parade and a funeral at Auburn? With a funeral, the lead tractor has it's headlights on....
16 posted on 11/25/2013 8:49:06 AM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Hoodat

The Old Dominion is no longer. Virginia, once a beacon to all of America, is now the Canary in the Coal mine.


17 posted on 11/25/2013 8:49:54 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Alter Kaker

18 posted on 11/25/2013 8:51:56 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Alter Kaker

The elite Republican establishment in Virginia wouldn’t soil their car trunks with ballot boxes.


19 posted on 11/25/2013 9:28:50 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Alter Kaker
Herring, a state senator from Loudoun County, beat state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R), by 165 votes out of more than 2 million votes cast.

Another Al Frankenstein or Christine Gregoire all over again. When will the GOP fight these election crimes? Oh no, must play nice since they want the media to LOVE THEM.
20 posted on 11/25/2013 9:44:39 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Alter Kaker

Old Democrat standard-bearer Howard Dean must've put in a campaign appearance ....

21 posted on 11/25/2013 9:54:36 AM PST by mikrofon (Fishy Tale)
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To: Hoodat

I don’t think that is a good idea to give up Virginia and classify it as dead. If we do that, we better find a blue state that can turn red or we are done winning Presidential races for real. We cannot give up on Virginia.


22 posted on 11/25/2013 10:26:16 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: oldbill

The Democrats have been at war with conservatives for years. We’re just catching up to that concept.


23 posted on 11/25/2013 10:47:07 AM PST by skams19
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All

Yes, their method is: CHEAT


24 posted on 11/25/2013 11:08:43 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Alter Kaker

Nice going, Virginia. You now have your very own mini-0bama/Holder combination....


25 posted on 11/25/2013 1:23:34 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Alter Kaker

I bet George Washington is denying in Heaven that he came from Virginia these days.


26 posted on 11/25/2013 1:38:37 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Virginia, once a red state and then a swing state, officially goes blue. The Demcorats completed a sweep of all statewide offices in Virginia.

That’s ALL statewide offices.

The GOP needs to find a way to make up the loss of VA (and frankly, Colorado). We’re running out of options, fast.

Here’s a disturbing fact:

In 1988, Bush Sr. won the Presidency. The next Presidential election for us is in 2016 - that’s 28 years since Bush Sr. won. That means that when we go to “pull the lever” for President in November of 2016, the Republicans will have brought out more voters to vote for their Presidential candidate than the Democrats will have brought out for their Presidential candiate exactly ONE TIME - Bush in 2004 over Kerry - in TWENTY EIGHT YEARS.

That’s the state of our country right now. Center Left and going further Left every day, and going Left in every swing state. Sad.


27 posted on 11/25/2013 1:49:28 PM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: TitansAFC

A Democrat sweep indeed at a time when the Democrat fraud was being clearly exposed for the low-information voters. VA is just another form of MD now for all practical purposes. VA people are indeed Stuck on Stupid.


28 posted on 11/25/2013 1:53:06 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: billhilly

Did ol’ John Warner ever officially switch parties? He should have long ago.


29 posted on 11/25/2013 1:54:29 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Theodore R.

I don’t know about Warner. I left Virginia six years ago after fifty years.


30 posted on 11/25/2013 2:12:28 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: Alter Kaker

So now the GOP will have no premier candidate to run for governor in 2017, and with Obenshain’s loss there will be no one to run against Kaine for senate in 2018.


31 posted on 11/25/2013 8:20:25 PM PST by Aetius
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To: TitansAFC

Post 27 is spot on. Just imagine the electoral map after amnesty.


32 posted on 11/25/2013 8:25:39 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Hoodat

Anyone with a brain knew when the vote got that close, the democrats would steal it. They have perfected the art.
The State of Virginia has officially been taken over by the enemy. The governor, lt governor and now the attorney general. The GOP can now concentrate on other states that can be won in 2016, especially Ohio. Go ahead and concede Virginia to Hillary Clinton. It’ over there. Please do not spend one cent in the state.


33 posted on 11/25/2013 10:27:34 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: TitansAFC
That’s the state of our country right now. Center Left and going further Left every day, and going Left in every swing state. Sad.

It's the demographics. The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (passed against overwhelming public opposition) changed the face of America. It took a couple of generations, but the change is complete.

Case in point, you mentioned the '88 election. George H. W. Bush captured 59% of the white vote and won a landslide victory. By contrast, Mitt Romney last year also captured 59% of the white vote yet went down to defeat.

Demographics is not boding well for us.

34 posted on 11/25/2013 11:00:02 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

No, it’s not. Which is why I find the GOP’s current reliance on low turnout so maddening.

We need to be working on our outreach. Instead, we just talk louder to ourselves. That’ll work for some states, but fewer and fewer each election cycle.


35 posted on 11/26/2013 9:16:28 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Drew68

It’s not demographics. It’s 110 percent of registered voters voting in inner cities. It is complete and utter fraud. Shame on the American people for letting the communist enemy get away with this.


36 posted on 11/26/2013 5:51:15 PM PST by kneehurts
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To: kneehurts
It is complete and utter fraud.

Yeah, let's keep blaming voter fraud while thinking we're doing everything right.

Dude, go outside and take a look around. The country has changed.

37 posted on 11/27/2013 11:48:12 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68; kneehurts

Exactly. That’s a loser’s lament, and conveniently excuses us our mistakes.

We need to make better arguments. Instead of talking to ourselves we need to make sure others can hear.

We have a winning message, if only we can be bothered to make the case to people who don’t already agree with us.


38 posted on 11/28/2013 8:05:03 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: fwdude
Does the Republican have the guts to go at this with both barrels?

RiNO's are not about guts or about going at anything.

They're about cashing checks from their donors, for delivering on tax breaks and reducing regulation. That's all they have time for. Obamacare? Voting rights? Electoral sanitation? Gun rights? They couldn't care less.

39 posted on 11/29/2013 11:09:56 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Drew68
Item, Mexican irredentists in San Antonio are pushing a plan (backed by the Regime) to take the Alamo away from Texas and the Daughters of the Texas Revolution (DTR) and turn it over to the U.N., which will in turn de-gringoize it and turn it into a museum of Hispanic civilization as a World Heritage Site.

Thumb in the eye to every white Texan, it's raw ethnic bloody-shirt-waving politics and it's deliberate. The mayor of San Antonio is pushing it -- his mother tried this 20 years ago and got slapped down by the Texas governor and legislature.

40 posted on 11/29/2013 11:15:03 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Did you see the big game? I missed it to take care of my never ending "Honey-Do" list for the wife, but then I saw it on yahoo. You guys must be dancing in the streets over there. Answer me a question? Why do you call yourselves the Auburn Tigers but the symbol and battle cry is War Eagle!

I've been asking a similar question for my own guys for durn near thirty three years. Why have an Elephant as the team logo but then use a tidal phenomenon as the battle cry?

So what is the current stat on Bama/Auburn wins/losses? Any idea?

41 posted on 11/30/2013 6:13:01 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: ExSoldier

You can find all that out on the Google. But THE War Eagle dates back to the civil war and has been a tradition ever since college football began.

Too bad you missed the game, probably the greatest game in college history given all the circumstances.


42 posted on 11/30/2013 6:18:56 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forest Gump got into Alabama...)
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