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Mon­day by the State Board of Elec­tions, was 165 votes — 0.007 per­cent of the Vir­ginia to­tal.

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Ben Trib­bett es­ti­mates that Fairfax County has more than 5,000 “un­der­voted” bal­lots that will re­quire hand ex­am­i­na­tion be­cause one or more races were un­marked or went un­de­tected by the op­ti­cal scan­ners.

Chesterfield County could be another pivot point. The at­tor­ney gen­eral can­di­dates re­ceived at least 800 fewer votes there than the other con­tests on the bal­lot.

Chesterfield reg­is­trar Lawrence Haake al­ready is un­der fire for fail­ing to can­cel in­el­i­gi­ble vot­ers be­fore the Nov. 5 elec­tion. Mr. Oben­shain car­ried the Rich­mond sub­urb 55 per­cent to 45 per­cent — far less than Ken­neth T. Cuc­cinelli II’s 66 per­cent to 34 per­cent mar­gin in the 2009 race.

Mr. Oben­shain has 10 days in which to re­quest a statewide re­count.

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