Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain is turning to a special court that includes the chief Richmond Circuit Court judge … to aid him in a ballot recount of the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Although his Democratic opponent, Mark Herring, has been certified the winner in the Attorney General's election by a 165-vote margin, Obenshain and his team believe there's a chance that votes were missed or might be invalidated.
With the election of Ralph Northam to be Virginia’s next lieutenant governor, his state senate seat will open, and there will be a special election to replace him. It’s a vote that could have statewide implications.
He’s not in office yet, but Virginia’s next Governor is already making his position clear when it comes to uranium mining efforts.
It’s a touchy subject, but Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe is already diving into the issue of uranium mining in the state.
Just a week after being elected to office, McAuliffe says he will veto any bill seeking to lift the moratorium, or (seeking) to establish a regulatory framework for mining. That’s according to the Danville Register and Bee.
As contentious as the Virginia gubernatorial race was, the current governor and governor- elect seem to be getting along quite well.
But both Governor McDonnell and Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe said during a Thursday briefing that although they do have some differences, they've agreed that those differences don't matter much right now.
They said the goal is to bring Virginians—especially the legislature—together.