Richmond, VA - Republican state Senator Mark Obenshain has petitioned for a recount in the race for attorney general in Virginia.
Obenshain trails Senator Mark Herring by 165 votes.
Obenshain's attorneys filed the petition Wednesday with Richmond Circuit Court.
The race is the closest in modern Virginia political history and the recount is likely to be the state's most extensive.
Attorneys for Obenshain outlined the various steps to a recount. They promised a civil process in resolving disputed ballots.