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Election 2020: Local voters side with Trump, Gade, Wittman

While much still remains uncertain in the wake of Tuesday’s election, the results are clear on the local level, as residents in Gloucester and Mathews counties voted in favor of a second term for President Donald J. Trump.

The ticket of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received approximately two-thirds of the vote in both counties, although Democrat Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris won the statewide vote, capturing Virginia’s 13 Electoral College votes. With 2,580 of 2,585 precincts reporting, Biden/Harris received 53.65 percent of Virginia’s vote, with Trump/Pence receiving 44.49 percent.

The two counties gave an even larger margin of victory to incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), who was elected to his seventh full term in Congress, defeating his Democratic rival Qasim Rashid by a 58.7 percent to 41 percent margin throughout Virginia’s 1st Congressional District. Wittman garnered about 73 percent of the vote in both Gloucester and Mathews.

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