Sen. Creigh Deeds has conceded the attorney general’s race to Del. Bob McDonnell, Larry O’Dell reports for the AP. Today’s tally of yesterday’s recounted votes isn’t complete, but it was complete enough for Deeds to see that he couldn’t make up the 0.0166% margin that caused the recount to occur. The recount was an incomplete one — most localities only had the aggregate numbers rechecked, to make sure that nothing happened between reading the numbers on the machines and transmitting the number to the State Board of Elections — that we may never know who actually got the largest number of votes. But that’s irrelevant — Creigh has conceded, and should the numbers bear out that concession, I must congratulate Del. McDonnell on his victory.