Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHow 'Buy American', other pro-US policies can help advocates pass ambitious climate policies Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room MORE is projected to win the presidential contest in Virginia on Tuesday, where he will walk away with the commonwealth’s 13 electoral votes.
The Associated Press called the race at 7:36 p.m. EST.
Numerous polls going into Tuesday showed Biden with a lead over Trump. A Roanoke College poll released on Saturday showed Biden ahead of the president by 11 points, 53 percent to 42 percent.
Another poll conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University last month showed Biden with a 12 point lead over Trump, 51 percent to 39 percent.
Former Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' MORE won the state by roughly 5 points, pulling in support from the predominately liberal suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the northern part of the state. Additionally, Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBiden injects new momentum into filibuster fight Democratic frustration with Sinema rises Harris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia MORE (D-Va.) was working as one of Virginia’s senators at the time.