How did we pick these states?
In the US election system, it’s the state-level results that count. Each state has a number of electoral votes, based on population, and many reliably vote the same way each time.
Two independent American sources, Real Clear Politics and The Cook Political Report, publish lists of states grouped by how they are expected to vote on election night. Several states are classified as “toss-ups”, which means they could be won by either side.
We chose our seven key states from those toss-ups which have enough electoral votes to sway the final outcome and where we expect the battle to be fought most closely. President Trump won all of them in 2016Leave a comment