In November, Democrat Joe Biden won 306 electoral votes, securing the 270 needed to capture the presidency, to Republican Donald Trump's 232 votes. Biden took five states that Trump had won in 2016: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Biden also won the national popular vote, by more than 7 million votes, or 4.5 percentage points. *Nebraska and Maine allocate some electors by congressional district. Biden won one electoral vote from Nebraska and Trump won one from Maine, although each candidate lost statewide.

Source: “2020 Balance of Power,” WUSA and The Associated Press, Jan. 5, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/y5yogqez

Data for the graphic are as follows:

State Winners Electoral Votes
Alabama Trump/Pence 9
Alaska Trump/Pence 3
Arizona Biden/Harris 11
Arkansas Trump/Pence 6
California Biden/Harris 55
Colorado Biden/Harris 9
Connecticut Biden/Harris 7
Delaware Biden/Harris 3
District of Columbia Biden/Harris 15
Florida Trump/Pence 29
Georgia Biden/Harris 16
Hawaii Biden/Harris 4
Idaho Trump/Pence 3
Illinois Biden/Harris 20
Indiana Trump/Pence 11
Iowa Trump/Pence 6
Kansas Trump/Pence 6
Kentucky Trump/Pence 8
Louisiana Trump/Pence 8
Maine Biden/Harris 3
Maine* Trump/Pence 1
Maryland Biden/Harris 10
Massachusetts Biden/Harris 11
Michigan Biden/Harris 16
Minnesota Biden/Harris 10
Mississippi Trump/Pence 6
Missouri Trump/Pence 10
Montana Trump/Pence 3
Nebraska* Biden/Harris 1
Nebraska Trump/Pence 4
Nevada Biden/Harris 6
New Hampshire Biden/Harris 4
New Jersey Biden/Harris 14
New Mexico Biden/Harris 5
New York Biden/Harris 29
North Carolina Trump/Pence 15
North Dakota Trump/Pence 3
Ohio Trump/Pence 18
Oklahoma Trump/Pence 7
Oregon Biden/Harris 7
Pennsylvania Biden/Harris 20
Rhode Island Biden/Harris 4
South Carolina Trump/Pence 9
South Dakota Trump/Pence 3
Tennessee Trump/Pence 11
Texas Trump/Pence 38
Utah Trump/Pence 6
Vermont Biden/Harris 3
Virginia Biden/Harris 13
Washington Biden/Harris 12
West Virginia Trump/Pence 5
Wisconsin Biden/Harris 10
Wyoming Trump/Pence 3

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