Here’s what is going on with the Good vs McGuire race in Virginia…

At last we saw, both Robert Good and John McGuire were neck and neck in the race for the House seat in Virginia’s 5th district.

Here’s where the ballot count stands as of today:

The final count is still in progress and Good hopes to defeat McGuire when all the ballots are tallied, including mail-in ballots.

Here’s more from the AP:

Conservative U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., is asking for “patience from the people of the 5th District over the coming weeks” as he hopes the final ballot count from Tuesday’s primary will allow him to fend off a challenger endorsed by former president Donald Trump.

Good, who chairs the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, currently trails state Sen. John McGuire by a little over 300 votes as elections officials finalize their vote counts and mail-in ballots continue to trickle in.

The Associated Press has not yet called the race for either candidate.

McGuire’s lead of roughly 300 votes translates to a margin of about half a percentage point out of more than 62,000 ballots cast. Once the results are certified, Virginia law allows for a recount if the margin of victory is less than a percentage point. If it’s within half a percentage point, the recount can be conducted at the state’s expense.

In a social media post Wednesday, Good said the race remains too close to call.

“Provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are also still to be counted. We are asking for full transparency from the officials involved,” he said.

I think either way we look at this, there’s going to be a recount if the results stay this close. Which means it could be a while before we know the winner.

I will add that I think it sets a bad precedent if Good loses to McGuire. Trump’s loyalty demands are juvenile and petty and that’s a big reason why I hope Good wins, to show that a good congressman can still win even if he doesn’t kiss Trump’s behind.


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