Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring emerged the victor on Wednesday with the recount adding hundreds of votes to his column. He had led Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by a mere 165 votes among more than 2.2 million ballots cast on Nov. 5.
It was the closest statewide race in modern Virginia political history.
Herring represents a district in Loudoun County. He joked that friends have begun calling him "landslide Herring."
Obenshain conceded as the recount made it clear Herring's lead was insurmountable.
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