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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Flipped Districts

In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race.   Our next book, title TBA, discusses the 2020 results.

Louis Jacobson at PolitiFact:

• Of 43 U.S. House seats that flipped from Republican to Democratic control in the 2018 midterms, 14 flipped back to GOP control in 2020, while 29 remained in Democratic hands.

• Though data is not yet complete, there are signs that these districts’ House vote in 2020 mostly mirrored their vote for president.

• Among these seats, Democrats were generally more successful in holding districts that were more affluent, better educated, and largely suburban and urban.