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As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, several media outlets announced Hillary Clinton the winner of Virginia’s 13 Electoral College votes in the 2016 presidential election.
With nearly 99.5 percent of Virginia’s polls reporting, the Democratic presidential candidate took the lead with 1.9 million votes – about 5 percent more than Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s 1.7 million, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.
Clinton swept Norfolk, earning more than 51,000 – or 68 percent – of the city’s votes with 49 of 50 precincts reporting around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Trump took home more than 19,00 of Norfolk’s votes, according to VDOE.
Trump beat Clinton by about 4 percent in Virginia Beach, taking home more than 84,000 votes with 98 of 99 precincts reporting around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday Clinton earned more than 76,700 votes in Virginia Beach, VDOE reported.
Clinton ran with Virginia’s Democratic Senator Tim Kaine. Kaine was elected to the Senate in 2012, serving on the armed services, budget, foreign relations and aging committees, according to his website.
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