Virginia has 13 electoral votes. Before Barack Obama carved out a victory here in 2008, the state was dependably red for decades.
This year Clinton has an advantage in Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, who has deep roots in the state. He has served as the commonwealth’s U.S. Senator since 2013. Prior to that, he acted as mayor of the capital city Richmond from 1998-2001; he was Lieutenant Governor from 2002-2006 and Governor from 2006-2010.
As of Monday, the RealClearPolitics average of the most recent Virginia polls showed Clinton leading with a 4.2-point advantage in a two-way race, and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton an 82.7% percent chance of winning the state.
Fox News has called Virginia for Hillary Clinton.
Here’s how Virginia voted in the last four presidential elections:
2012: Democrat (51.2%)
2008: Democrat (52.6%)
2004: Republican (53.8%)
2000: Republican (52.5%)
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