Democrats now hold 31 congressional districts that Trump won in 2016

According to Ballotpedia, the new U.S. Congress is facing divided government, a shutdown, and new leadership priorities under a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives. As we move beyond the 2018 elections and closer to 2020, let’s take a closer look at some of the districts won by the opposite party’s presidential candidate in 2016.

Republicans ceded ground in Clinton districts—they hold three that she won in 2016, down from 25 before the 2018 elections. In other words, Democratic Party candidates won 22 districts in the 2018 elections where Republicans had won in 2016. The three remaining Republican-held districts are:

  • New York’s 24th, represented by John Katko
  • Pennsylvania’s 1st, represented by Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Texas’ 23rd, represented by Will Hurd

Democrats also made gains in Trump districts and now hold 31 congressional districts that he won in 2016. They held 13 of those districts before the 2018 elections. The current Democratic districts that Trump won in 2016 are located in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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