No surprise, but another step along the way, with a twist of history:
Virginia’s presidential electors have cast their 13 votes for Barack Obama as the nation’s first black president in what was the seat of Confederate power.
Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and close ally of Obama, noted the poignant and historic moment of Monday’s vote at the Capitol in Richmond.
Not only was the Capitol the venue for the Confederate Congress, it was where legislators plotted in the 1950s to thwart Supreme Court orders to desegregate Virginia’s public schools.
So, it’s sort of appropriate that the event take place there today, no ?