Virginia proves it’s with her after all AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she boards her campaign plane at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, to travel to Michigan. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats can rest easy knowing the Commonwealth of Virginia is blue. The state voted for the Clinton ticket, which features hometown hero Tim Kaine, who represents Virginia as the state’s junior U.S. Senator.

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The northern part of the commonwealth has routinely voted Democratic, while the southern and southwestern portions have voted Republican. This year, little changed. Clinton managed to connect with voters, holding off a solid push by Donald Trump’s campaign.

48 percent of the state went blue for Clinton, while 47 percent voted for Trump.

Recent polls showed Clinton in the lead.

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Virginia holds 13 of the nation’s electoral votes. It’ll take 270 electoral votes to win the presidential election.

The commonwealth does not have U.S. Senate seats up for grabs this year, but all eleven House seats are up for grabs.

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