Florida tilts toward Trump amid population growth
Florida is starting to look like Trump country.
Long the nation’s largest — and most unpredictable — battleground state, Florida’s politics have transformed at a breakneck pace in recent years, becoming more and more conservative even as hundreds of thousands of new residents have poured into the state, often from bluer territory.
The political sea-change happening in the Sunshine State owes to a perfect storm of circumstances — including shifting demographics and a poorly organized state Democratic Party.
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