Two Virginia Republicans will play a critical role in helping small business fight off abusive patent trolls and trial lawyers —- if they don’t let Google and a coalition of billion dollar companies get their way.
Mark Obenshain’s legal team on Wednesday filed for a recount of the attorney general’s race in which Democrat Mark Herring was certified the winner by 165 votes.
Deeds, who lost the AG contest to Bob McDonnell in 2005 by 360 votes, subsequently authored legislation requiring all optical scan ballots be re-run in the event of a recount, and that ballots containing write-in votes, undervotes or overvotes be hand-counted.
Chesterfield County’s refusal to clean up its voter rolls before the Nov. 5 Virginia election threatens to turn the populous Richmond suburb into a legal battleground in the still-undecided attorney general’s race.
Terry McAuliffe pledges to sign two executive orders on his first day as governor, but House Speaker Bil Howell says the Democrat shouldn’t get too comfortable handing down edicts.