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Five swing states key in upcoming U.S. presidential election

Arirang News
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On the eve of the U.S. Presidential election,... five key swing states are still in play.
Aside from the 6 major battleground states,... these five states are likely to decide whether it will be another four years of President Trump or Joe Biden as the next occupant of the White House.
Lee Seung-jae reports.
With the U.S. Presidential election less than 24 hours away,... five key states are the center of attention.
They are Texas, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and Minnesota.
While six major battleground states make up 101 electoral votes,... these five states make up 88.
The big surprise is Texas, which has 38 electoral votes,... the second most after California.
Despite being historically a Republican-dominated state,... latest polls show Trump only ahead by 2-point-3 percentage points.
In 2016,... Trump won the state by nine percent.
If Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins Texas,... the election is his to win.
Georgia is another surprise swing state,... as a Democrat has never won the state since 1992.
However, according to the latest polls by FiveThirtyEight,... Biden has a slight lead over Trump.
President Trump is, however, closing in quickly, especially in Minnesota,... where the incumbent has cut sharply into Biden's lead.
Ohio and Iowa are dead even,... with some polls leaning Trump.
With President Trump winning all of those key five states except for Minnesota in 2016,... the results could easily be the same as four years ago come November 3rd.
With the importance these states hold,... the candidates are continuing to focus on them until the very last hours of their campaigns.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.

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