Recounts in Virginia

The Agonist is thinking ahead, and offers a short primmer, How do Recounts Work in Virginia?.

At of this writing 99.26% of the precincts are reporting in Virginia, and Webb has a minuscule lead. It’s likely that these numbers do not include provisional ballots (which one guesses will favor Webb).

This easily could be the Florida of 2006.

Update: The Post says,

The race may be decided by absentee ballots. More than 130,000 absentee ballots were requested in the state and those votes were still being counted early this morning.

Webb’s people claim to be confident that the absentee ballots will break their way. I’m unsure, myself.

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