Who ended up winning McDonnell v. Deeds?
The recount is (begins) on December 20. In Virginia, a recount is done under the auspices of a specially convened recount court, with the elections officials acting on behalf of the court. That is, it is a judicial proceeding from the beginning, rather than an administrative procedure that is pushed into the state.
The court has ruled that optically scanned ballots will not be rescanned unless there is some reason for doing so in a particular county. Deeds had hoped to get undervotes checked by hand, to determine if they were mismarked.