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Biden sweeps 7 cities in presidential election

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:00:57-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Democrat Joe Biden carried Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach in Tuesday’s election, flipping Chesapeake and Virginia Beach from 2016.

News 3 Political Analyst Dr. Eric Claville of Norfolk State University says Virginia Beach flipping to Biden surprised him. Claville believes voters in Virginia Beach are about the bottom line and were not happy about the economic fallout from the pandemic.

While the presidential race is not called yet, going into 2020, the winning candidate has carried Chesapeake in the last five presidential elections. President Trump mostly performed within a percentage point of his 2016 numbers except in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

20202016
Chesapeake

Biden 52%

Trump 46%

Trump 48%

Clinton 46%

Hampton

Biden 70%

Trump 28%

Clinton 66%

Trump 29%

Newport News

Biden 65%

Trump 33%

Clinton 60%

Trump 34%

Norfolk

Biden 71%

Trump 27%

Clinton 68%

Trump 26%

Portsmouth

Biden 69%

Trump 29%

Clinton 66%

Trump 30%

Suffolk

Biden 57%

Trump 41%

Clinton 54%

Trump 42%

Virginia Beach

Biden 52%

Trump 46%

Trump 48%

Clinton 45%