Trump won all five battleground states in the 2016 presidential election, but it’s the battleground states that will decide the fate of his White House bid.
Trump swept the state of Michigan on Tuesday night, taking the state’s electoral vote total from Mitt Romney to become the first Republican candidate to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Trump won the state by a wide margin of about 7,000 votes, according to exit polls.
Trump also swept Florida on Tuesday, taking its total from George H.W. Bush to become just the second Republican candidate since 1988 to win the state.
The last Republican to win Florida was Bob Dole in 1996, when George H .
Bush won by just 5,000.
Trump then swept Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
The state was solidly Democratic in 2016, with Hillary Clinton winning by a mere 2,500 votes.
But Trump won by more than 9,000 and now has a sizable lead over the Democratic candidate, former Secretary of State and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Hillary Clinton.
Trump took Florida in a landslide, winning all five of the stateís electoral votes by margins of nearly 10,000 points.
He won the popular vote in both states by more, but Trump still has a narrow lead in the delegate count, according, to The Associated Press.
Trump won the electoral vote in Florida by a whopping 26,000 to 28,000, but still has about 1,000 more delegates than the Democrat who won the election.
He has almost 1,200 more delegates and will need them to win in the remaining contests.
He will have to collect at least 10,383 more delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.
Trump has about 270 delegates to the Republican convention in July, according the AP.
The Michigan results are notable because Michigan is a winner-take-all state, meaning a candidate must win a majority of the votes cast to clinch a victory.
Michigan was not traditionally a red state.
In fact, the only Republican to be elected governor of the Great Lakes state in its nearly 70-year history was William Henry Mack, a Democrat who served from 1885 to 1888.
Michigan has always been blue, with Republican and Democratic voters alike voting for Democrats in statewide elections.
In 1960, Republicans took over the governorship and both houses of the Michigan legislature.
George C. Wallace, who won re-election with 60 percent of the vote in 1966, served a second term.