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Election Results Show Florida More Battleground Than Swing

Election 2020 Florida
Rebecca Blackwell
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AP
Howard Feuer, 83, holds a sign to show his support for former Vice President Joe Biden outside an early voting polling center in Lake Worth, Fla., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Republican Party gained seats in Congress and Florida Legislature during the most recent election. Florida is commonly referred to as a swing state, but Politico Reporter Mark Caputo says actual results show it’s more of a battleground.

“My thing is this you’re a swing state if you swing like we’re not swinging anymore. Now a battleground can get updated to a swing state as soon as you start swinging again," said Caputo. But until it happens I mean the record is what the record is.”

Former President Barack Obama won Florida in 2008 and 2012 becoming the first Democrat to do so since Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. Republican President Donald Trump won the state twice and by a larger margin in 2020 than he did in 16. Trump still lost the general election to President-Elect Joe Biden.