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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:46 AM

Historically red, this Orlando-area county is Florida's surprising new battleground

Seminole County, just north of Orlando and long a stronghold for Florida Republicans, has emerged as a surprising toss-up this fall in a state that recent polling suggests is up for grabs between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

No Democratic presidential nominee has won Seminole since Harry Truman in 1948, and the county appeared firmly in Republican hands as recently as 2016, when registered Republicans there outnumbered registered Democrats by more than 13,000 voters.

But that gap has closed -- and quickly.

As of last month's primaries, Democrats trailed Republicans by only 1,000 voters, thanks to efforts to woo moderate Republicans and unregistered voters and to the changing demographic composition of the county, which has brought more liberal-leaning voters inside county lines.

In addition, a Democrat won the congressional district that includes Seminole County in 2016 -- the first time since the early 1990s -- while statewide Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who ran for governor, and former Sen. Bill Nelson beat their Republican counterparts in the county two years ago.




https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/historically-red-orlando-area-county-floridas-surprising-battleground/story?id=72877774&cid=social_twitter_abcn


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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:15 AM

1. Glad to know that Bloomberg is putting $ into FL for Biden campaign.

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:21 AM

2. KR!

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:03 AM

3. It is a growing Puerto Rican community. After the hurricane many families moved there...

A group that should be addressed, me thinks..

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