Bob Anderson defeats Loudoun Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Buta Biberaj

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Bob Anderson defeated incumbent Buta Biberaj in his re-election bid for Loudoun County state's attorney, according to results certified by the Virginia county elections office on Tuesday, a week after Election Day.

Anderson, who held the position more than 20 years ago, He beat Biberaj by 300 votes. , or 0.22% of the votes. Biberaj has not yet conceded the race, the results of which are close enough for her to request a recount under Virginia law. She has not said whether she will request a recount.

The final count saw Anderson with 68,068 votes and Biberaj with 67,768.

Biberaj has faced criticism, even within his own party, for his management of the office and his prosecution of father of high school rape victim . That father was eventually pardoned by Virginia's Republican governor, Glenn Youngkin.

Biberaj was sworn in as Loudoun County's first elected Commonwealth's Attorney in 2020. She touted a drop in violent crime in the county during his years as the county's top prosecutor. Biberaj also drew the ire of some when he made the decision to stop prosecuting certain minor crimes in January of this year.

Anderson served as Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney from 1996 to 2003. Among his promises to voters: bringing transparency to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.

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