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Pres. Trump's Tennessee win certified, VP Pence visits Memphis


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top election office has announced that it has officially certified the results of the Nov. 3 election, with President Donald Trump securing the state’s 11 electoral votes.

A spokeswoman with the secretary of state’s office confirmed Wednesday the certification was completed. County officials certified the results last week.

While Tennessee swung largely in favor of Trump, Democrat Joe Biden won by wide margins in both the Electoral College and popular votes, where he received nearly 81 million votes.

The last time a Democratic nominee won in Tennessee was in 1996 when Bill Clinton was on the ballot with Tennessean Al Gore.

Pence to visit Tennessee, talk virus vaccines

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Memphis to discuss the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines.

According to the vice president's office, Pence will participate in a Thursday afternoon roundtable discussion, which will include Republican Gov. Bill Lee.

Memphis is home to shipping giant FedEx, which is helping in the national vaccine distribution.

Tennessee health officials say the state is expecting to receive 56,550 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in its first allocation in mid-December.

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