Allen to concede defeat to Webb
One of the most improbable series of events in recent Virginia political history will come to its once unimaginable conclusion at 3pm when would-be presidential contender and Senator George Allen will concede defeat to his Democratic opponent, Senator-Elect Jim Webb at a press conference in Alexandria.
This comes after an Election Night when the two candidates were neck-and-neck as returns came in, and most Virginians went to bed not knowing who had won. But after the votes were counted, it soon it looked like Webb's 7,000+ vote lead was more than could be surmounted in a possible recount. That became especially clear after yesterday's statewide canvass revealed no major errors in the tabulation of the vote.
Senator-Elect Webb is scheduled to make a statement of his own from his Northern Virginia headquarters in Arlington at 4:15pm.