Perriello wins; Goode seeks a recount.

Tom Perriello has been certified as the winner in the 5th CD election, with a lead of 745 votes. Rep. Virgil Goode is challenging the outcome, and understandably enough. It’s being called a “recount,” but no actual recounting takes place. It’s more of a re-canvas, making sure that the total number of votes on each machine matches the recorded total, and that those add up to the recorded total for the precinct. The numbers will change a little, maybe by a few dozen votes, but the odds of Goode gaining 746 votes are slim-to-none.

Perriello is proceeding with his transition, planning to start his new job as Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) come January.

I’m just going to write that one more time: Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA). Oh. That’s nice.

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4 replies on “Perriello wins; Goode seeks a recount.”

  1. Congrats on your victory, Perriello ran a great campaign and Goode didn’t. Be ready for 2010 and a much stronger opponent. :)

  2. That IS nice.

    I think, Samuel, that the skills that enabled Perriello to win this year’s race will make him a very tough opponent for anyone in the future. I’m sure Tom will make people proud in office, and I’m sure that the re-election campaign has already begun.

  3. Actually, it is my understanding that there are both DRE and optical scan machines in the district, but the percentages are lopsided.

    DRE machines should be recycled for junk parts.

    Oh, and Goodbye Virgil Goode.

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