Let there be no doubt: an election recount is a legal event.
As noted on the Democrat Central blog, there are no less than eight lawyers and judges involved in the recount of Tom Perriello’s apparent victory over incumbent Rep. Virgil Goode in Virginia’s fifth Congressional district.
For Goode, lawyers Lee Goodman and Chris Ashby of LeClair Ryan were in attendance for an initial meeting this morning in Goochland County Circuit Court. Perriello was represented by Ed Lowry of Charlottesville, Maya Eckstein of Richmond and Jack Young from Washington, D.C.
On the bench, presiding Judge Timothy K. Sanner of Louisa will be joined by Judge Jane Roush of Fairfax and Judge Richard Taylor of Richmond.
The next hearing is set for Dec. 12 with the actual recount scheduled for Dec. 16 and 17.
By Peter Vieth