Sen. Mark Warner’s attorney for his reelection campaign stated Wednesday that there is not a basis for a recount in Virginia’s Senate race, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
In a press call Marc Elias, chair of the Perkins Coie political law practice told reporters recounts “really only happen where you are talking about dozens or a few hundred votes separating the candidates.”
The Associated Press has yet to call the election for Warner. As of Thursday all but one of the 2,557 precincts in the state are reporting and Warner leads his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie by more tan 16,000 votes. This leaved Warner with 49.2 percent of the vote, Gillespie has 48.4 percent and Libertarian Robert Sarvis has 2.4 percent.
There is no provision in Virginia law for an automatic recount. Since Gillespie is within 1 percentage point he has ten days to request a recount.