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AP reports: President Trump wins Florida in 2020 election

Donald Trump, 2016 President-elect
Posted at 12:37 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 00:42:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — President Donald Trump has won Florida, according to the Associated Press, and will take the state's 29 electoral votes.

With 99 percent of precincts in Florida reporting, Trump won 51 percent of the votes, or roughly 5.6 million votes, compared to Biden taking 49 percent share of the votes.

Earlier in the night, Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott declared President Donald Trump the winner of Florida in Tuesday's election, despite the race not being officially called by any major news outlet.

Just before 9 p.m., DeSantis tweeted, "Florida voters have made their voices heard, delivering a BIG WIN for President."

Included in the governor's tweet was an image that said "FLORIDA GOES RED" and "Florida's 29 electoral votes go to President Donald J. Trump."