Still no winner: Virginia's Senate race could lead to a recount

Still No Winner: Where Does Virginia's Senate Race Go From Here?

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Incumbent Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D – Virginia) declared victory late Tuesday night in his close election with Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. Gillespie, however, had not yet conceded the race.

With more than 99.88 percent of the 2.1 million ballots counted, Warner led Gillespie by 16,007 votes [Find a breakdown of the statewide numbers here].

If Warner's margin of victory remained less than 1 percent on November 24, when election results are set to be certified, Gillespie could request a recount.

Under Virginia law, recounts are not automatic.

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner addresses an election night rally November 4, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate in a sweeping midterm election victory that delivered a rebuke to President Barack Obama's Democrats. The race in Virginia is far tighter than expected, with Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie running neck-and-neck, networks said. AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Virginia Senator Mark Warner addresses an election night rally November 4, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia, applauded by fellow Virginia Democrats Don Beyer (L), Rep. Bobby Scott (2nd-L), and Governor Terry McAuliffe (3rd-L). Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate in a sweeping midterm election victory that delivered a rebuke to President Barack Obama's Democrats. The race in Virginia is far tighter than expected, with Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie running neck-and-neck, networks said. AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Virginia Senator Mark Warner addresses an election night rally November 4, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate in a sweeping midterm election victory that delivered a rebuke to President Barack Obama's Democrats. The race in Virginia is far tighter than expected, with Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie running neck-and-neck, networks said. AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, VA - NOVEMBER 4: Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner gives remarks at his election night party in Springfield, VA on November 4, 2014. In a year that was expected to be bad for Democrats, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner was locked in a surprisingly tight race with Republican strategist and challenger Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Kate Patterson for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 4: Mark Warner, an incumbent U.S. Senator for Virginia, prepares to address the crowd alongside his wife, Lisa Collis, L, at his election night party at the DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in Arlington, VA. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, VA - NOVEMBER 4: Supporter Alice Butler-Short cheers early numbers at the Ed Gillespie, victory party in Springfield, VA on November 4, 2014. In a year that was expected to be bad for Democrats, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner was locked in a surprisingly tight race with Republican strategist and challenger Ed Gillespie. (Photo by Kate Patterson for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Local electoral board members met Wednesday to canvass voting rolls and look for inaccuracies.

The Gillespie camp would not say if it planned to pursue a recount once the election was certified. Gillespie spokespeople said they would analyze the numbers and monitor the canvassing process.

"I think today, there a lot of regrets in Republican circles that they didn't come in and put up a lot more money in the Gillespie campaign," CBS 6 political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said.

According to numbers published by the Virginia Public Access Project, the Warner campaign outspent his opponent by nearly a 2-1 margin.

Here is a breakdown of how each major locality in our region voted in the Senate race, according to unofficial results from the State Board of Elections.

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 4: Supporters react to election results as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is declared the winner by cable news during a GOP victory party at the Marriott East in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday November 4, 2014. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a tight Senate race with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan. Grimes(Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 4: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife Elaine Chao, address the crowd during a party for Kentucky Republicans in Louisville, Ky., November 4, 2014. McConnell defeated Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 4: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) celebrates with supporters at the Puritan Conference Center November 4, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Shaheen beat former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown in a tighty contested race. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA November 4: Newly elected Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst during their election night celebration party on November 4, 2014 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA November 4: Newly elected Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst during their election night celebration party on November 4, 2014 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 04: Supporters of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and republican U.S. Senate elect in Arkansas hold signs and cheer during an election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) defeated two-term incumbent democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR). (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 04: U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and republican U.S. Senate elect in Arkansas greets supporters during an election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Cotton defeated two-term incumbent democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR). (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 4: A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell is running in a tight race against opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media after he casts his ballot on election day at Jefferson Elementary School, November 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walker is running in a tight race against opponent Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
Former Florida Governor and now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist walks out of th Total Image Hair Salon after making an election day phone bank visit to thank volunteers on November 4, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Crist is facing off against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in today's election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) takes a family photo with husband Bill, and extended family outside Madbury Town Hall after casting her vote November 4, 2014 in Madbury, New Hampshire. Incumbent Shaheen is in a tight race with former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
US Senator Mark Warner(R),D-VA, running for re-election to the Senate, speaks to reporters after casting his vote November 4, 2014 the Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy in Alexandria, Virginia, shortly after the polls opened for the midterm US elections. Warner is running against Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Voter Adam Hensley casts his ballot at a polling station at Fugate's Bowling Alley in Hazard, Kentucky, U.S. on Tuesday, on Nov. 4, 2014. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is trailing her opponent Republican Mitch McConnell, 41 percent to 50 percent in the Kentucky Senate race, according to an NBC/Marist poll. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 4: Gordon Reed casts his ballot to vote in precinct 28 on November 4, 2014, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Americans head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections which will ultimately decide what party controls the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)
MT KISCO, NY - NOVEMBER 04: New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo (L), and his girlfriend, television personality Sandra Lee, arrive to vote during the 2014 general election at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco on November 4, 2014 in Mt Kisco, New York. (Photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen/Getty Images)
KENNEBUNK, ME - NOVEMBER 4: Vicki Patterson of Kennebunk leaves a voting booth at Kennebunk Town Hall on Tuesday morning, November 4, 2014. It is the first year that Kennebunk opened its polls at 6 a.m. and Town Clerk Merton Brown said that 402 voters came through the polls in the first two hours. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME - November 4: Scarborough voter Larry Gray proudly displays his button. (Photo by John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
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