Few Surprises as Richmond, Contra Costa back Biden

A small rally outside Richmond’s City Hall was one of few, if not the only, political events held in response to the election. Photo: Thomas Brouns

Although some had predicted post-election violence, Election Day in Richmond was relatively calm as nearly 75 percent of Contra Costa County’s voters cast their ballots for Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden.

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, nearly 266,000 voters in the county chose Biden over President Donald Trump, who received about 86,000 votes, according to the Contra Costa County semi-official election site

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