With 17 days left for November 3, when American voters will choose their next president between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, some states are becoming more important than others due to an unpredictable pattern of their voting preferences.
Here’s a look at the seven swing states that will shape the outcome of the 2020 presidential election:
1. Michigan: Traditionally, Michigan has been a Democrat stronghold because of working-class voters, a group that votes the Democrat Party, but that changed in the 2016 presidential election when Trump won Michigan by a small margin of 0.23%, including Were 47.50%. In contrast to Hillary Clinton, the total votes polled 47.27%. A win in Michigan means 16 electoral college votes for candidates and in 2016 Donald Trump won in Michigan’s presidential election history with the narrowest margin of victory that was the narrowest victory of any state in the 2016 election The margin was.
2. Wisconsin: Demographically, Wisconsin’s rural and blue-collar white voters play a major role in deciding who wins the state. The state accounts for 10 electoral college votes and Donald Trump won Wisconsin by a narrow margin of 0.77% in 2016, with 47.22% of the total votes as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 46.45%. This made Trump the first Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan’s victory in 1984.
3. Arizona: Arizona has traditionally been a Republican stronghold with 11 electoral college votes. Donald Trump won Arizona by a margin of 3.5 percent in 2016, but once a Republican stronghold, is now considered an important swing state in this election as the absence of Republican factions like Sen. John McCain has affected the state’s dynamics . The state also has a Hispanic population, a group that leans toward the Democrat Party.
4. Georgia: Georgia has contributed 16 Electoral College votes and has not elected a Democrat to become president since 1992. In 2016, Trump won Georgia by 5.1% as Hillary Clinton received 45.35% of the vote. With its rapidly growing diverse population and Democrats like Stacy Ebers gaining nationwide popularity, Georgia is being considered as a swing state for 2020.
5. North Carolina: In 2016, Trump garnered 15 Electoral College votes from North Carolina with a 3.66% margin and 49.83% of the total vote, while Hillary Clinton received 46.17% of the vote. The state’s importance is reflected through Donald Trump’s frequent visits to the state, with a mix of rural, city and suburban voters.
6. Florida: With 29 electoral college votes, Florida is the largest swing state in America and has always been so. The victory margin in the state has been very small and Trump won in this state in 2016 with 49% of the total votes as opposed to Trump’s 47.8%; By only 1.2 percentage points.
7. Pennsylvania: In 2016, Trump won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes, less than 1 percent, the lowest margin in a presidential election in 176 years in the state. With 20 electoral votes, the state has been called a ‘blue wall state’, but Trump’s victory in 2016 has made Pennsylvania the battleground for 2020.
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