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Received this e-mail today from one of our favorite former Congressmen, Tom Perriello (D. VA-05), who is helping Mark Herring (D. VA) win his recount in the Virginia Attorney General race:
Even though every vote has officially been counted — and Mark Herring has won the race for Attorney General — his opponent, Mark Obenshain, refuses to accept the decision made by Virginia voters.

Why? Maybe because his friend, current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, is actively and openly supporting him through aggressive fundraising efforts.

Just to be clear: an official whose LEGAL OBLIGATION is to ensure that every vote counts is actively raising money for one side — a side that can only win by throwing out legitimate votes.

No wonder Obenshain thinks he has a chance — he's got a guy on the inside. We must fight back, and expanding that legal team is going to take another $50,000 in the next 48 hours.
Contribute to our Rapid Response Fund: Help us stop the GOP from stealing this election by protecting every vote!

https://secure.actblue.com/...

I've seen this charade before — in 2008, I became Congressman from Virginia's 5th District, but not until after Republicans forced a recount.

We won because we received the most votes — but also because we had a fully funded Rapid Response Fund that protected every vote a Virginian took the time to cast.

We have to fight back. And I hope that "we" means you.

Donate $5 right now and make sure our Rapid Response Fund Goal is hit before the deadline.

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Thank you for everything you've done — we will protect this victory together.

Tom Perriello

You can click here to donate to Herring's recount efforts:
https://secure.actblue.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Virginia Kos and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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