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Florida, Man

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fairly easy
The state is known for its vote counting. But this time, it might make news for how quickly it counts.
So why end this marathon in Florida? Well, I must admit I have a soft spot for this kooky swing state, the home of frozen iguana forecasts, pet alligators and Mar-a-Lago drama.

It's a place that is really many political states in one, where you can interview Venezuelan waitresses in the morning, talk to evangelical students in the afternoon and spend the evening with Midwestern retirees. A place where elections are expensive and almost always close.

A place that's kind of like America.

It's also 75 degrees and sunny today, and my cortadito is made just right. (Try to beat that, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.)

But I…
Lisa Lerer
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