Donald Trump is the apparent winner of Florida in the presidential election, according to NBC News.
NBC News also projected that Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, would win re-election, besting Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy. Rubio decided to seek re-election after unsuccessfully contesting for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this year.
Florida, with its 29 electoral votes at stake, was a key battleground. Just two other states, California and Texas, have more votes in the Electoral College, which will determine the next president.
According to an NBC News exit poll, Clinton received very strong support from blacks and Hispanics, while whites went with Trump over Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin.
More than 8 in 10 blacks and 6 in 10 whites say they voted for Clinton. One- third of Hispanics say they voted for Trump, according to the exit poll. Six in 10 whites voted for Trump and one-third indicated they backed Clinton.