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Former Obama Adviser: Florida 'Crazy Tight' for Trump, Hillary

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 01:23 PM

Voting in the crucial battleground state of Florida is "crazy tight," with Hillary Clinton holding a narrow lead over Donald Trump, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama.

In a Washington Examiner podcast, Steve Schale, who advised Obama in Florida for both the 2008 and 2012 elections, said he's been been monitoring early and absentee voting in the Sunshine State and the state's ethnic diversity could tip the scales in Clinton's favor.

"The big thing, when I look at it from the perspective of somebody who'd like to see Secretary Clinton win, is every day that goes by, we're seeing the electorate in Florida get more diverse," he told the Examiner.

"Florida is almost surely going to be more diverse in 2016 than it was in 2012."

He also said early indications are that Clinton was over-performing with college-educated white women and that a sizable chunk of voters supportive of both the former secretary of state and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio were likely to turn out.

But it's nowhere near a lock.

"What we're seeing is an exceptionally close race," he told the Examiner.

"If you're looking for good news on either side, you're going to find it. These polls that show the race 1 or 2 points, you know, I can't argue with any of them — whether they show one or two for Clinton or one or two for Trump at this point."

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