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Virginia delays statewide certification of election results

A voter casts their ballot. Virginia has seen more than four times as many early voters in 2020...
A voter casts their ballot. Virginia has seen more than four times as many early voters in 2020 compared to the 2016 election.(WVIR)
Updated: Nov. 17, 2020 at 11:08 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia’s Board of Elections has delayed certifying the state’s election results until later this week to give more time to a voter registrar’s office that had a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports state officials announced the delay Monday in order to wait for certification from the voter registrar’s office in Richmond.

Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter announced last week that COVID-19 cases were discovered there, and said the office will close until Friday out of an abundance of caution.

The Associated Press has declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner of Virginia in the presidential election.

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