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Timeline: Two decades of swing states

Text by Joseph BAMAT

Latest update : 2012-10-31

America's so-called "swing states" are again under intense scrutiny in a very tight race for the White House. FRANCE 24 looks at the swing state phenomenon over the past 20 years and its role in determining the outcome of recent elections.

Date created : 2012-10-29

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