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2020 Florida Presidential Election: Electoral College Math

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2020 Florida Presidential Election

The 2020 Florida presidential election will be like, well, a lot of the others, in which this may be the key state. What happens if either candidate wins it?

Of course, one of Donald Trump or Joe Biden will win Florida, and when they do, it will have a major impact on the final result. This is not the first time we’ve had Florida decide an election, and while the electoral college margin may end up being sizable enough, Florida’s final outcome may be a window into who has won.

In the video below, we go into how Donald Trump and Joe Biden can chart their paths to 270, whether or not they have Florida.

2020 Florida Presidential Election: Things to Know

  • Florida has 29 electoral votes, which is tied with New York for the third-most electoral votes in America. Only California (55) and Texas (38) have more.
  • Florida has voted for the election winner each of the last six elections. The last time it did not was 1992, when George Bush carried it despite Bill Clinton’s overall victory.
  • Since 1992, presidential elections in Florida tend to be very close. The largest winning percentage since then was George W. Bush in 2004 at 52.1 percent of the vote.
  • Republicans hold all but one statewide office in Florida at present, including both US senators.
  • Donald Trump carried Florida in 2016 by 1.2 percent (appx. 113,000 votes).

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