Mapping Out The Election

which party is taking over which state

HaleyB, Staff Reporter

November eighth. Election day.  There are 50 states with a total of 146,311,000 people registered to vote. The two candidates are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Anticipation rolls all over the United States to see who will win. According to CNN: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming are all deemed as solid republican states. California, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Minnesota, and New Mexico are categorized as solid democratic states.

The battleground states are North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. The battleground states, also known as the swing states, hold a very important part in the election. A swing state is where the two major parties; republican and democrats, have similar levels of support among voters. The battleground state is important because the state has both parties back to back which is a huge deal on which party wins that state. Both candidates are trying to win these states over because it will drastically help them win the election. Although the list and map that tells who is voting for who does not give a clear-cut on to who exactly is ahead.

According to FOX news: Ohio, Utah and Maine’s 2nd Congressional district have moved from the battleground states to leaning towards republican and New Hampshire has moved from being a democratic state to now being a part of the battleground states. Which all of these new changes have all been beneficial to Donald Trump’s campaign. The day after the election is just as important as election day because America will learn who their next leader is and face the big changes that lie ahead for the country.