CNN projects Joe Biden will notch a win in Virginia. In 13 of the 14 presidential elections before 2008, Virginia went for the Republican nominee. But Barack Obama’s arrival coincided with a shift in the commonwealth’s electorate, powered by suburban voters with college degrees.
Not quite liberal, Virginia has become increasingly Democratic – in the 2018 midterms, Reps. Jennifer Wexton, Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger all flipped GOP seats as the party reclaimed a House majority – and its moderate politics mirror Biden’s.
Virginia was a state in which Trump appeared to have an early lead, but it dissipated as the returns painted a fuller, bluer picture.
A big turnaround from earlier tonight.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 4, 2020