HomeNEWSGLOBALThe Swing States November 9, 2016 GLOBAL, NEWS THIS PAGE IS LIVE AND WILL REFRESH EVERY 60 SECONDS There are a number of states that could make or break the main candidates chances of Presidency. Below iCov break down the main swing states and will keep you updated with the results as they happen. Ohio – Won by Trump Has only ever backed the losing candidate once since 1944. Electoral Votes: 18 2012 vote: Obama Virginia – Won by Clinton One of the lowest unemployment rates and was largely Republican until 2008. Electoral Votes: 13 2012 vote: Obama Florida – Won by Trump Considered the “ultimate swing state” and bought George W Bush to power in 2000, despite him losing the overall public vote. Electoral Votes: 29 2012 vote: Obama (by only 0.9%) Nevada – Won by Clinton Has seen the largest percentage population vote in the past decade. Electoral Votes: 6 2012 vote: Obama Colorado – Won by Clinton Became the first state to legalise marijuana usage and was a $996million industry in the last year. It is home to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Electoral votes: 9 2012 vote: Obama North Carolina – Won by Trump Large African-American community and was the scene of riots in September following a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Electoral votes: 15 2012 vote: Romney Iowa – Won by Trump One of America’s least populated states, it is predominantly white. It is home to some of the countries largest food companies. Electoral votes: 6 2012 vote: Obama New Hampshire – Predicted Clinton Win Historically known for its manufacturing, its industries has seen a decline due to cheaper wages. Electoral votes: 4 2012 vote: Obama Wisconsin – Won by Trump Producer of a quarter of Americas cheese and a huge dairy giant, it is largely driven by agriculture. Electoral votes: 10 2012 vote: Obama Michigan – Predicted Trump Win Known for its automotive industry, it’s population has been declining since the 70’s due to economic turmoil. Electoral votes: 16 2012 vote: Obama Pennsylvania – Won by Trump Again, this state has had a declining population, but has a large hispanic population. Electoral votes: 20 2012 vote: Obama Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.