With the presidential election shaping up to be a rematch between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, strategists are zeroing in on the states that didn’t go Trump’s way in 2020 to cost him the election: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
These five states backed Trump in 2016 over Hillary Clinton, giving him the path to the White House, but then flipped in 2020 to pave the way for Biden.
Both candidates are dealing with growing apathy from their base: Trump’s legal troubles are mounting and he’ll only be in court more frequently in the coming months; and Biden’s response to and positioning with Israel has been isolating voters, particularly with minorities and Muslim Americans.
Here’s a look at how much the votes swayed in each state, and a look at some other potential voting upsets:
This story was reported from Detroit.