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DeSantis predicts Trump victory at Florida polls today

He pointed to the 108,143-ballot advantage Democrats had heading into Election Day, a smaller lead than they had going into Election Day in 2016.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Kimberly Guilfoyle smile as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Kimberly Guilfoyle smile as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) [ EVAN VUCCI | AP ]
Published Nov. 3, 2020

In a Tuesday morning interview with Fox & Friends, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared confident President Donald Trump will be in a good position to win Florida again.

“I think the president is much better positioned than he was in ’16. And of course, he did win the presidency and win Florida in ’16,” DeSantis said.

He pointed to the 108,143-ballot advantage Democrats had heading into Election Day, a smaller lead than they had going into Election Day in 2016.

“I think you are going to see a decisive Republican advantage today and I just think it is going to wipe out the very small advantage that the Democrats had going into Election Day,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis is also eyeing voter turnout in Miami-Dade County, the state’s largest county, as a major factor for the president’s re-election.

“You guys saw that rally in Miami-Dade County the other night. Massive crowd. That’s a place that the president underperformed in ’16. I can tell people down there are juiced. Doesn’t mean he is going to win the county, but he is going to cut into that margin and that is tens of thousands if not 100,000 votes that could swing to the president because of his performance in Miami-Dade.”

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