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President Trump Takes Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Utah and Mississippi

By 11/04/2020 1:30 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Calling the race late last night, the Associated Press reported President Trump’s win in Florida, The margin for which was a lot more than the win in 2016. With 98 percent of the votes counted, the president had 51.3% percent of the state’s vote to Joe Biden’s 47.82 percent. That’s a difference of 381,672 votes. This win gives the President a pool of 29 electoral votes. 

Trump’s lead over Biden in Florida appeared to top the president’s 1.2 percentage-point victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. “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,” DeSantis, a close ally of the president, said in a prepared statement.

With a total of 56,47,539 votes to his name, at around 10 PM last night, Trump secured his victory in Florida. 

Source: Yahoo! Sports

Alabama

Yet again projected by the AP, who has partnered with Google for credible election updates, President Trump claimed victory in the state of Alabama with a 63.9% advantage over his opponent Joe Biden, who was down at just 34.8%. With a total of 9 electoral votes to his name from this state, the President repeated his 2016 victory that stood at a lead of 28 percentage points. The total votes that have been counted in the President’s favor here are 14,01,486. 

Coming to the Senate Race in the state, Tommy Tuberville, Republican, won the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, defeating opponent Doug Jones with the advantage of 61.8%.

Tennessee

President Donald Trump has won Tennessee against Democrat Joe Biden, claiming the state’s 11 electoral votes. The win was a major sweep with a  60.8% advantage over the democrat percentage which trailed at just 37.4%. The total votes counted in favor of the President as of last night were 18,40,998.

Trump’s win continued a string of GOP victories in the Volunteer State. Republicans currently hold every statewide office and control supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. The last time the state swung for a Democratic nominee was in 1996 when Bill Clinton was on the ballot with Tennessean Al Gore. Four years ago, Trump won Tennessee by 26 percentage points.

Source: KUTV

Utah

President Donald Trump won the state of Utah, being awarded six electoral votes with this victory. Utah hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

As of last night, in a race that was called by the Associated Press, Trump won with an advantage of 57.8% while Biden lost at 38.7%. The total vote count in favor of the President was 5,74,085.

Trump won Utah in 2016, but independent candidate Evan McMullin had a strong showing in the state owing to the widespread distaste of both Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. McMullin captured more than 20% of the vote.

Mississippi

President Donald Trump has also won in Mississippi, with its total of six electoral votes. The win, declared by the AP showed the President’s victory with an advantage of  59.6% over Biden securing 39%. The total vote count secured by the President amounted to 6,08,937. 

Looking back at the voting history of the State, Mississippi has voted Republican in every presidential race since 1980. Every major official in the state is Republican except for Congressman Thompson. Thompson represents the state’s only majority-Black district. Both houses of the Mississippi Legislature are controlled by Republicans.

The state’s red voting history meant neither Trump nor former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned heavily in person in Mississippi, which went strongly for Trump in 2016. During that election, Republican Trump won 58% of the vote compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 40%.

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