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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.
North Carolina lived up to its swing state reputation as there were Fil-Ams who voted for Trump.
As long as your daughter abides by the rules, there is no ethical reason why she shouldn't join the ranks of swing state voters.
Pick one from a swing state that's in play and you might get a marginal boost.
The ubiquity of violence in the world of Swing State unsettles the reader's urge to designate clear-cut heroes and perpetrators.
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.
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Esbeck noted that the positive effects of the swing state initiative grew eHponentially when there was coordination between the state association and NTCR.
This article focuses in particular on the problem of the vanishing swing state.
The Global Swing State Project has a superficial approach towards the normative aspect of international order and deals with the issue in terms of human rights and democracy.
In the end, Romney won only one swing state, namely North Carolina.
But I couldn't help wondering if we were electing the president of Colorado or Florida or some other swing state.
His narrow victory in Ohio, a critical Mid-Western swing state, sealed the victory.
Obama's victory in the hotly contested swing state of Ohio - as projected by TV networks - put him over the top in the fight for the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the White House and ended Romney's hopes of pulling off a string of swing-state upsets.
Obama's victory in the hotly contested swing state of Ohio - as projected by TV networks - was a major step in the fight for the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the White House and ended Romney's hopes of pulling off a string of swing-state upsets.