Chuck Todd is joined by experts on the ever-shifting electoral map to discuss what can be learned from the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
This week’s episode of Meet the Press Reports explores how the electoral map is ever-changing. In 2020, Democrats made large gains in the suburbs and saw movement in the exurbs. Republicans dominated in rural areas and turned some battleground states redder than ever before. Todd and this week’s guests discuss if geography is electoral destiny and what the battleground states could be in 2024.
“If there’s one thing we know about our elections, there’s no one way to win a presidential race. A constantly changing electorate is part of our DNA,” Todd says at the top of the episode. “You’d have to go back to George Washington’s time in office to find two consecutive elections where no states flipped,” he adds.
The episode digs into how and why the electorate changed this year, as well as where the country is headed looking to 2024 and beyond. The group discusses how the answer is not only in the states that flipped, but in counties and districts across the country where Americans are organizing themselves into clusters of like-minded voters.
In the episode, Todd is joined by political and data experts, including:
- Dante Chinni, director of the American Communities Project; data journalist for NBC News & The Wall Street Journal
- Charlie Cook, editor & publisher of The Cook Political Report and NBC News political analyst
- Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report and host of WNYC’s The Takeaway
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