Definition of swing state

Also called a battleground stateĀ or purple state, this is a state that is involved in a contentious general election race. Candidates spend a disproportionate amount of their time and money in these states.

Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania are usually regarded as among the most crucial swing states for any general election presidential candidate. [1]

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