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Virginia’s electors officially cast ballots for Biden, Harris

Virginia’s 13 electors met Monday in the House Chamber of the State Capitol to vote for president and vice president of the United States of America.

Similar meetings were held on Monday in state capitals throughout the nation. All 13 of Virginia’s electors voted for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden for president and Sen. Kamala Harris for vice president.

The number of electors allotted to each state is based on the number of U.S. representatives and senators from that state. In Virginia, there is an elector from each of the commonwealth’s 11 Congressional districts, in addition to two at-large electors.

Gov. Ralph S. Northam gave the welcoming remarks before the roll call of the electors. After the electors were sworn in by Cleo E. Powell, Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, they voted for the offices of President and Vice President separately, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

The certified votes, signed by each elector and accompanied by a Certificate of Asc...

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