Biden wins Virginia
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden 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 Clinton 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 Kaine (D-Va.) was working as one of Virginia’s senators at the time.
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