NEW YORK, November 4th. / TASS /. Republican Donald Trump gained a slight edge over Democrat Joseph Biden in Florida, the most important wavering state. Such preliminary estimates were given on Tuesday by The New York Times. According to the publication's forecast, Trump will win in Florida with a 90% probability.
The vote count has not yet been officially completed. As noted by The New York Times, according to the results of processing 87% of ballots and polls, Trump has 50% of the vote, Biden has 48.9%. CNN and Fox News give similar estimates.
Florida is among a relatively small number of vacillating states - those where it is not clear to the last which party and which candidate will prevail in the elections. Trump and Biden have paid key attention to campaigning in Florida in the last weeks before the presidential elections, they have held numerous rallies in the state. The Florida victory gives the candidate 29 electoral votes out of the 270 needed to become president. That's more than any other wavering state. Trump won the 2016 Florida presidential election. In 2008 and 2012, residents of the state supported the Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the presidential elections.