It’s Official: Obama Wins Virginia, 13-0

Yesterday Virginia’s Presidential Electors met in Richmond for the ceremony officially bestowing our 13 electoral votes on President-elect Obama. As Governor Kaine noted, December 15 is Bill of Rights Day — the day Virginia ratified the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. He also observed that the Capitol, the scene of this historic event, earlier was the Capitol of the Confederacy and the place where Massive Resistance was hatched as a legislative strategy to thwart integration. It also was where in 1970 a newly sworn-in Governor (a Republican, his father-in-law Linwood Holton) pledged to make Virginia a model for race relations in the United States, and where 20 years later the grandson of slaves (L. Douglas Wilder) became the first black to be elected Governor in the U.S.

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