Trump wins Florida, a crucial victory

Published: November 8th, 2016 | Miami Herald

Donald Trump rode his phenom candidacy into a triumphant Florida victory Tuesday, amassing a coalition of voters who embraced his populist message of upending the political establishment and put him on the verge of becoming the 45th president of the United States.

The national presidential race between Trump and Hillary Clinton remained too close to call late into the night, with Michigan and Wisconsin the top states still pending.

Trump’s Florida win set him on a path to the White House. He had already been declared the winner in another all-important swing state, Ohio, and the victories portended similar results elsewhere: The last person to win the White House after losing Florida and Ohio was John F. Kennedy, in 1960.

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