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Tags: 2020 Elections | congress | districts

16 Crossover Congressional Districts in Election 2020

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By Monday, 08 February 2021 10:16 AM Current | Bio | Archive

February 8, 2021: In Election 2020, 16 U.S. House members were elected from districts that voted for the other party's presidential nominee.[1]

Nine of these crossover districts are represented by a Republican but voted for Joe Biden at the presidential level. The other seven selected a Democratic representative but preferred Donald Trump in the presidential race.[1]

In the other 419 congressional races, voters selected a representative from the same party as their presidential choice. "Overall, the trend of ticket-splitting is on the decline," according to Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball. "Just a decade ago, it was common to see dozens of crossover districts."[1]

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Footnotes:

  1. The University of Virginia's Center for Politics, "2020's Crossover Districts," February 4, 2021

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