Here's the interesting part of the statement:
"Virginia law provides for a recount in any election where the vote difference between the candidates is one percent or less. Here, the difference between the candidates is 0.23 percent. In an election this close -- with less than one-quarter of one percent separating the two candidates, and with literally thousands of vote changes taking place during the post-election canvass process -- a recount is an important protection for voters. It ensures that each ballot that was lawfully cast in the Election is counted, and that the votes are accurately tallied. It also gives us a chance to ensure that each candidate's tally is comprised only of votes that were properly and lawfully cast. "
There have been rumors that Virgil Goode's campaign found UVA students who voted absentee in their home states, and also voted here in Virginia. I doubt he found enough to change the results, but this recount could put these students in some serious hot water.
What Virgil is probably doing is to demand these kids get charged with a crime (which they should) and try to get them some minor jail time. They would also probably be expelled from UVA for an honor code violation.
Why would Virgil do this?
It would have a chilling effect on students registering on campus in the future- giving Virgil an edge looking towards a 2010 rematch with Tom before redistricting.