swing state

swing state

Swing States in US Elections

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Americans elect their president using a representative system called the Electoral College. A state has a set amount of "electors," and all of those electors go to the candidate who gets the largest number of votes in that state. Many states almost always vote for one of the two major parties. However, a handful of states, such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, could potentially vote for either candidate. These states are called "swing states."