Show Hide image US Election 2020 29 October 2020 From Arizona to Virginia: the US 2020 Election Swing States The US presidential election will be won or lost in certain key battlegrounds. Our series delves into the history, demographics and voting trends that could shape their results. By New Statesman Sign UpGet the New Statesman’s Morning Call email. Sign-up Virginia is for... Democrats? By Emily Tamkin The story of how the former Confederacy capital turned blue is one of demographic shifts, a Democratic political machine and Donald Trump. The Florida Factor By Emily Tamkin Why the Sunshine State is facing a typically mixed election forecast ahead of November. Credit: Johnny Louis/Getty Images Can North Carolina turn blue? By Emily Tamkin Though polling points to victory for Joe Biden and the Democrats, they must contend with some of the most extreme gerrymandering anywhere in the country. Is 2020 the year Texas and Arizona will finally swing? By Emily Tamkin Demographics have shifted over time, but that doesn't mean voting patterns have changed with them. Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Can the Democrats retake Michigan from Donald Trump? By Emily Tamkin Voters in the midwestern state are more aware, informed, energised and empowered than they were in 2016. Will Donald Trump hold on to Pennsylvania? By Jake Blumgart Despite favourable demographics, support for the president in the rust-belt state has been slipping since 2016. Georgia on our minds By Emily Tamkin Why the Southern state continues to cause hope and heartache for Democrats. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!