In final days before election, Florida in pivotal position
After a year of political shocks and oddities, the contenders are in Florida, a most familiar swing state, the final days before the election.
Donald Trump has relentlessly campaigned in the state and was embarking Wednesday on his third multiday visit in recent weeks. Hillary Clinton has also been a frequent visitor, spending last weekend in the Sunshine State and back on Tuesday.
In Miami, Trump touted his rise in Florida polls before warning his supporters not to take anything for granted. Trump can’t win without carrying Florida, so Clinton can deliver a knockout blow if she captures the state’s 29 electoral votes.
But Democrats are increasingly concerned about black voter turnout after some early voting numbers showed a drop-off from 2012, when president Barack Obama was on the ticket. If that decline holds true, it complicates the party’s path in other states, too, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan.