In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, three states Republican’s hadn’t won in years. While many believe Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s likeliest win would come from taking back the midwest, Chris Cillizza explains why that conventional wisdom may not be Biden’s best bet.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Why the Midwest is not *the* 2020 battleground
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/18/politics/2020-battleground-arizona-north-carolina-midwest/index.html

2016 Presidential Election Results
https://www.270towin.com/maps/2016-actual-electoral-map

THE POST- POLITICAL REALIGNMENT ELECTORAL COLLEGE MAP
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6891686/Biden-Path-to-270-5-15.pdf

Arizona Senate – McSally vs. Kelly
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/senate/az/arizona_senate_mcsally_vs_kelly-6801.html

270toWin: Arizona
https://www.270towin.com/states/Arizona

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