Majority Makers provides an in-depth look at Congressional districts that have flipped, or came close to flipping, since 2016. Some flipped in 2018 and have remained in Democrats’ column, some just flipped for the first time in 2020, and others flipped to Democrats in 2018 and back again to Republicans in 2020. And some seem like potential future opportunities for Democrats, despite remaining out of their reach in recent elections.
Our series looks at hard data like election results and demographics. But it also pays attention to internal dynamics in these districts that the numbers do not show, including specific issues that stand out and the strengths and weaknesses of individual campaigns. By looking closely at these districts, we can better understand who gave Democrats their majorities and what candidates should prioritize to deliver on their promises and build on their strengths in the midterms and beyond.