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swing state

In U.S. general elections, a state that votes in roughly equal proportion for candidates of both the Democratic and Republican Parties and whose influence on the election has the power to determine the outcome.. With the country so deeply divided between these two candidates, it will come down to just a handful of swing states to determine who will be the next president.
See also: state, swing
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Polarizing "junk news" and conspiratorial content inundated Twitter during last year's presidential election, especially in swing states, according to a recent (http://comprop.
In the swing states, the reaction was a lot more varied.
Mr Trump needs to take almost all of the swing states to get him past the winning post.
Although the poll did not obtain data from all early voting states, Clinton was ahead in early voting among such swing states as Ohio and Arizona and in the historical Republican Party strongholds of Georgia and Texas.
Instead, they devote their resources to a few swing states.
Even if he wins the toss-up state, his path to 270 requires victories in several more swing states, including North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa and Nevada.
Polls gave Clinton slight lead in many swing states.
But the polls show how close the race is looking ahead of the vote, making the battle for the so-called swing states all the more critical.
Better picks would be Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia or Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio, both swing states.
Manley noted Republicans are facing tough races for Senate seats in swing states such as Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and could find themselves in even tighter spots because of the divisive fight over Scalia's replacement.
As the identity of swing states becomes more predictable, we can expect additional problems.
David Brody, of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, reported recently that a group called the American Renewal Project plans to target 12 swing states ahead of the midterm election.
The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection.
The Global Swing States Project is the continuation of a concern promoting the Western-oriented world system that is distinguished by way of its regional effects and global claims.
Before the election, there were claims that Jewish votes may determine the winner in the race to the White House, particularly in the swing states of Ohio and Florida.