“In recount of Virginia race tainted by ballot mix-ups, judge relents on media ban”


Stafford County Chief Circuit Court Judge Overton Harris, who oversaw the recount court in the 28th District matchup between Thomas and Cole, initially barred media from Thursday’s proceedings.

But after an appeal by an attorney for the The Washington Post, the chief judge granted a petition for public access to the recount. The Post was allowed to enter the recount room, while two radio reporters were permitted to watch from an adjacent conference room.


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