US ELECTIONS

USA elections 2020 results in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami

While the overwhelming majority of Florida counties voted red, the four counties home to the urban centers of Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami all voted for Joe Biden.

USA elections 2020 results in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami
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Donald Trump has already been declared the winner in Florida, one of the key battleground states where victory was critical to his chances of winning a second term in office.

Of the more than 11 million votes counted Florida, Trump won 51.2% of the vote, enough to claim victory and take the state’s sizable 29 electoral college votes.

Joe Biden has trailed Trump by more than 3 points, taking 47.8% of the vote in a state which Democrats won in 2008 and 2012 with Barack Obama, but lost in 2016 with Hillary Clinton.

While the overwhelming majority of Florida counties voted red, the four counties home to the urban centers of Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and Orlando all voted for Joe Biden, areas where Democratic candidate has enjoyed a sizable lead.

Biden wins in Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville

In Orange County, where Orlando is located, Joseph Biden has a significant 23-point lead with 96% of the votes reported:

Biden: 394,602 votes (60.9%)
Trump: 245,162 votes (37.8%)

In Hillsborough County, whereTampa is situated and where more than 98% of the votes have been counted, Biden has a close to 7-point lead over the incumbent:

Biden: 374,712 (52.7%)
Trump: 326,158 (45.9%)

Biden and Trump campaign signs are displayed as voters line-up to cast their ballots during early voting at the Alafaya Branch Library in Orlando, Florida.

In Duval County, home to Jacksonvile, the Democratic candidate has seen a narrower 3.6-point lead, with more than 98% of the votes counted.

Biden: 250,942 (51%)
Trump: 232,846 (47.4%)

In the county of Miami-Dade, where Miami is situated, Biden has a commanding 7.3-point winning margin with 96% of the votes counted:

Biden: 617,201 (53.3%)
Trump: 532,409

Trump wins 55 Florida counties, Biden 12

But with the Democratic candidate winning out in just 12 of Florida’s 67 counties, Donald Trump has once again won the key swing state as he had done so in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.

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