- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

President Trump won Florida on Tuesday, keeping open a clear path to a second term in the White House.

Mr. Trump was projected the victor over Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden, according to the Associated Press and CNN.

Florida’s 29 electoral votes were the largest prize among the country’s battleground states and Mr. Trump needed them to make his reelection possible.

“We win Florida, we win the whole thing,” Trump declared Sunday at a midnight rally near Miami.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden still have a long road ahead. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

It was a close race in Florida, a massive state with a diverse population and plenty of competing interests.

The state has been a bellwether in recent presidential contests.

Florida voters picked the winner of the last six presidential elections. They backed the losing candidate only twice dating back to 1928, going for George H.W. Bush in 1992 and Richard Nixon in 1960.

• S.A. Miller can be reached at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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