Full story: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/show/florida-matters/2020-09-30/for-novembers-election-pinellas-county-is-one-of-the-largest-swing-counties-at-play
Pinellas County is unique in a lot of ways.
But here’s one you might not know: it’s voted for the winner in every presidential election since 1980 -- except for the disputed election of 2000. Four years ago, Donald Trump won the county by about 5,000 votes.
That’s why the campaigns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump are paying close attention to Pinellas this year.
Host Bradley George spoke with Kaiser Health News reporter Phil Galewitz. His recent story with Margo Snipe of the Tampa Bay Times looked at how the pandemic could affect how the county swings this year. They were also joined by Tara Newsom, political scientist and director of the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement at St. Petersburg College.