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Virginia cast 13 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 13:00:10-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia cast its 13 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden on Monday.

The 13 electors gathered at the state House of Delegates for a ceremony that was closed to the public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Ralph Northam thanked the electors before they cast their votes.

Electors also participated in a prayer and the Pledge of Alliance before voting for Biden began.

Biden defeated President Donald Trump in November’s election by 10 percentage points.

Trump held a campaign rally at the Newport News airport in September that drew thousands of supporters, but overall the state was not a focus of either campaign.