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Trump triumphs in Florida with help of whites, large turnout

Posted at 11:08 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 11:08:06-05

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican businessman Donald Trump's victory in Florida was buoyed by a record size turnout of more than 9.5 million voters as well as deep-levels of support among whites and older voters.

Trump's victory in the Sunshine State over Democrat Hillary Clinton wasn't a landslide, but he defeated her in the battleground state by more than 100,000 votes. That's more than President Barack Obama had when he carried the state four years ago.

Trump lost in urban counties such as Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach but he ran up large margins in other parts of the state from the Panhandle to the Keys.

Exit polls showed Trump led with voters age 45 and older, and almost two-thirds of white voters in Florida preferred Trump. Trump also had an advantage with men.

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