Trump takes key state Florida

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, together with his family, from left, Eric Trump, Melania Trump and Tiffany Trump, waves part of a ribbon after cutting the ribbon during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters narrowly chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in a state he needed for a path to the White House.

The state’s 29 electoral voters are the most among swing states. Florida also overwhelmingly passed a medical marijuana constitutional amendment and elected 10 new members to the U.S. House, including former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who will go to Washington in his first victory as a Democrat.

Florida voters also decided to amend the state constitution to legalize medical marijuana, broadening access to pot beyond the limited therapeutic uses approved by the Legislature two years ago. Two years ago, a similar measure failed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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