Results Are Showing This U.S. State Is No Longer Swing State, But Republican State
There are certain states during the election season that we all know are really key states in deciding which candidate will win.
The reason is that some states are just hard Democratic or Republican states.
For example, California and New York are extremely liberal as a whole and haven’t voted for a Republican presidential nominee in over 30 years.
Likewise, Texas hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential nominee in nearly 40 years.
But there are some states that are swing states meaning that sometimes they vote Republican, sometimes they vote Democrat. In particular, there are 5 states that matter a great deal, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Ohio. But why are these so important?
It’s because if any of these five states voted for a Democratic candidate, that’s how the election will go. So if Georgia votes Democrat in 2020, the election will likely go to the Democratic candidate.
According to Godfather Politics,
The assessment that Florida has left the land of leans left to leans right has been made by left-wing elections watcher Larry Sabato whose “Crystal Ball” is often cited as an expert by the liberal media.
At the end of February, the University of Virginia’s political forecasting team released its 2020 electoral projections. And perhaps the biggest surprise was the assessment about Florida.
Larry Sabato said,
This decade, Florida has featured two presidential contests, three gubernatorial races, and one Senate race each decided by a margin of 1.2 points or less. The Republicans won all but one of those races. Are the Democrats just unlucky, or does the GOP have a very small but steady edge in Florida?
Florida, a bona fide swing state, voting Republican for Senate, too? We know that Nelson was a weak incumbent whose age was showing, and that now-Sen. Rick Scott (R) was an unusually strong and well-funded challenger in a year like 2018. Still, Scott winning was, it has to be said, one of the great electoral oddities in midterm Senate election history. As Alan Abramowitz pointed out after the election, Scott’s performance in Florida stood out: It was the only state where his basic model predicting 2018 Senate results based on a state’s partisan lean and incumbency showed that the GOP clearly should have lost, but didn’t.
Hopefully, as the country continues to awaken, more of these swing states will lean more right-wing and the Republicans will have a decisive victory in 2020.