The US presidential election will be decided by about a dozen states that could swing to either President Donald Trump, a Republican, or Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
These states will play a critical role in delivering the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Due to a surge in mail voting amid the coronavirus pandemic – as well as the states’ varying rules for when ballots can be counted – the results may not be known on Tuesday’s Election Day.
FLORIDAElectoral votes: 29
Polls close: 7 p.m. EST (0000 GMT) (Several counties in northwestern Florida are an hour behind the rest of the state.)
Rating in presidential contest: Toss-up
Other key races: Competitive U.S. House of Representative races in the 15th and 26th Districts
Vote counting: Florida has no-excuse absentee voting. Election officials can begin scanning ballots more than three…