Hillsborough County likely to predict winner of presidential election

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Florida is known to be a battleground state for presidential elections, and Hillsborough County may be the determining factor.

Hillsborough County’s majority vote has predicted the winner of the presidential election 19 out of the last 20 elections, according to political analysts.

The county’s balance of registered democrats, republicans, and independents makes the county one to watch; likely why both the Trump and Clinton campaigns have made multiple stops to Tampa Bay in the past few weeks – with more visits this week.

More than 232,000 votes have been cast in mail-in ballots and early voting in Hillsborough.

So far, democrats lead republicans in voter turnout by 17 percent. Just over 86,000 republicans have voted, compared to about 100,000 democrats.

Every vote could ultimately help decide our next president. In 2000, the entire election was settled by 547 votes in Florida.

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