Fimian Concedes 11th District Race to Connolly
Republican candidate doesn't believe he'll have enough votes to win the race come Nov. 22
Republican candidate Keith Fimian officially conceded from the 11th Congressional District race this afternoon.
In a press release, first reported by The Washington Post, Fimian stated that while he is entitled to a recount by Virginia law after the votes are certified on Nov. 22, he has chosen not to pursue that option. He said the canvass completed in Fairfax last week did not show a recount would be in his favor.
"A recount only seeks to arrive at an accurate tally of all votes cast. In our race, we have not seen any obvious errors in the results. And while we believe that there are a small number of ballots containing votes that have not yet been counted, we are confident based on the canvass that it is not enough to change the outcome of this contest," he said in his statement.
According to the Virginia State Board of Elections website, a slim margin of 981 votes separated Fimian and Rep. Gerald Connolly -- leaving the difference between the two candidates at 0.4 percent.
In Fimian's release, he stated that "For me, today is the end of the campaign."
However, Fimian did say that if the results change "significantly, I hold open the option of revisiting my decision."
Fimian congratulated Connolly in his statement and wished him well.
Editor's Note: Connolly is expected to hold a press conference within the hour. Stay tuned with Woodbridge Patch for more information.