Trump wins Florida, N. Carolina in major blow to Clinton: Networks

AFP , Wednesday 9 Nov 2016

Republican billionaire Donald Trump added key battleground states Florida and North Carolina to his haul of state wins in the race for the White House, US television networks projected -- dealing a crushing blow to rival Hillary Clinton.

Winning one or both of the southern US states was seen as critical to both candidates, but Trump needed Florida -- the Sunshine State -- to have a viable path to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes.

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