While many key states have yet to be called, Florida has once again backed President Donald Trump.
With 98 percent of the vote in Trump had 51 percent of the vote and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, pulled 48 percent. Florida was a must-win state for Trump as he added its 29 electoral votes to his column.
Gov. Ron DeSantis celebrated his ally carrying the Sunshine State like he did four years ago. DeSantis also noted that the GOP retained control of the Florida Legislature
“I am proud to announce that Florida has once again delivered for President Donald J. Trump and that Florida Republicans will retain control of both chambers of the Florida Legislature,” said DeSantis. “Tonight’s results are the culmination of our efforts to drive historic Republican voter registration, mobilize a grassroots get out the vote initiative, and raise more than $20 million to support President Trump’s campaign, as well as congressional, legislative and down-ballot races. To all Republican voters who showed up and voted in record numbers: Thank you for performing your civic duty and doing your part to help President Trump secure four more years in the White House.”
Democrats were disappointed by Trump cutting into Biden’s margin in South Florida which helped the GOP knock off U.S. Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., and Donna Shalala, D-Fla.
In the meantime, many large states have yet to be called as results continue to come in.
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