RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 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.