“I think this will be a very close election,” predicts Alyssa Bartley, 13, of Miami, Florida.
We often hear that “every vote counts,” but that is especially true in Florida. Close elections are an important part of Florida’s history. When George W. Bush, a Republican, ran for president against Al Gore, a Democrat, in 2000, the results came down to which candidate won the state of Florida.
That election was determined by just 537 votes, with the victory going to Bush after a Supreme Court decision. No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Florida.