Trump wins key battleground state of Florida, taking 29 electoral votes – AP

Trump wins key battleground state of Florida, taking 29 electoral votes – AP

CNN and NBC followed suit shortly after AP declared Florida for the incumbent president. Trump has scored 51.2 percent of the votes in the state, with more than 95 percent of the votes counted, CNN said.

With its high Electoral College vote count, Florida is historically considered one of the key hurdles a candidate needs to clear on the path to the White House.

Trump’s performance in Florida seems to defy some of the polls that predicted a narrow Biden lead in the state in the days leading up to Election Day.

Trump currently has a comfortable lead over Joe Biden in other crucial states for an Electoral College victory, the traditionally Republican Party-leaning Texas (38 Electoral votes) and the battleground state of Pennsylvania (20 Electoral votes).

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