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AP has called Virginia for Biden. Here’s how the Historic Triangle voted for president

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons)

The Associated Press has called the race in Virginia for former Vice President Joe Biden.

That call was made at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday “after results from early returns and an AP survey of the electorate showed the former vice president had beaten President Donald Trump in the state,” according to the AP.

Virginia carries 13 electoral votes.

“While only about 10% of the vote had been counted statewide, completed counts in a representative selection of precincts in communities across Virginia showed Biden comfortably ahead of Trump,” the AP wrote.

Unofficial returns from the Virginia Department of Elections at 12:51 a.m. Wednesday showed Biden with 2,020,410 (52.26%) and Trump with 1,771,718 (45.82%) — 2,565 of 2,585 precincts reporting.

With three out of three precincts reporting in Williamsburg, Biden garnered 4,754 (69.55%) to Trump’s 1,953 (28.57%).

James City County with 20 of 20 precincts reporting – Biden 23,172 (52.19%); Trump 20,407 (45.96%).

York County with 14 out of 14 precincts – Biden, 17,410 (45.40%); Trump, 20,087 (52.38%).

This story will be updated.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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