WASHINGTON — The nationalization of our politics is now full. Properly, virtually.
Every day Kos Elections completed its rely of the 2020 presidential vote in all 435 congressional districts, and it discovered that Joe Biden carried 224 districts, whereas Donald Trump received 211.
That’s virtually an identical to the precise 222-213 partisan cut up in Congress that resulted after the 2020 congressional contests.
There have been solely 16 crossover districts in 2020 — 9 Republicans maintain districts that Biden carried final 12 months, and 7 Democrats signify districts that Trump received.
The opposite 419 congressional districts are represented by the celebration that received it within the presidential contest.
These 16 crossover districts from the 2020 election are down from 35 in 2016 and 83 in 2008.
It’s simply the most recent knowledge underscoring how polarized — and nationalized — our politics have grow to be.
As we’ve pointed out before, solely six states within the nation now have cut up Senate illustration, the place a Democrat and a Republican each signify it within the U.S. Senate.
That’s down from 21 cut up states in 1993.
Backside line: With just some exceptions, what occurs on the prime of the ticket carries over to the underside.
Meet the 16 crossover districts
Trump-Democratic congressional districts (7)
- Maine 2 (Golden)
- Pa. 8 (Cartwright)
- N.J. 3 (Kim)
- Mich. 8 (Slotkin)
- Sick. 17 (Bustos)
- Iowa 3 (Axne)
- Wisc. 3 (Variety)
Biden-GOP congressional districts (9)
- Pa. 1 (Fitzpatrick)
- N.Y. 24 (Katko)
- Fla. 27 (Salazar)
- Texas 24 (Van Duyne)
- Neb. 2 (Bacon)
- Calif. 21 (Valadao)
- Calif. 25 (Garcia)
- Calif. 39 (Kim)
- Calif. 48 (Metal)
Double standard? Or putting the guardrails back up?
Politico has a story that has Democrats charging that Neera Tanden is being held to a double customary — that Republicans (in addition to Democrat Joe Manchin) are judging her previous tweets by guidelines they didn’t apply for Donald Trump (and even former Trump Ambassador Ric Grenell, for that matter).
However author Matt Lewis has a different take: It’s time to place the guardrails again up and maintain individuals accountable for his or her actions — and their tweets.
Sure, Tanden is being held to a double customary that didn’t exist for Trump, Lewis writes.
However he argues that the choice to that’s no requirements in any respect.
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Data Download: The numbers you need to know today
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64,177,474: Variety of vaccine doses administered within the U.S.
19,438,495: Folks absolutely vaccinated within the U.S.
65: The variety of days left for Biden to succeed in his 100-day vaccination objective.
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Joe and the Juice
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is throwing his energy round for the primary time in an evenly cut up Senate.
On Friday, the Democratic senator introduced he wouldn’t assist President Biden’s nominee for OMB Director, Neera Tanden. Rapidly, Sens. Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and Rob Portman adopted swimsuit. That every one however ensures Tanden is not going to be confirmed for Biden’s Cupboard – and that’s if she doesn’t withdraw her nomination earlier than it involves a vote.
Then on Monday, Manchin introduced he was undecided on how he would vote for Inside Secretary nominee Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M. Haaland is about to look earlier than the Senate’s Power and Pure Sources right this moment — Manchin chairs the committee.
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ICYMI: What else is happening in the world
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Xavier Becerra will face robust questions in his affirmation hearings this week as effectively.
Merrick Garland says his first precedence as AG can be investigating Jan 6.
What went wrong within the Capitol breach? A listening to right this moment might shed some gentle.
A new Florida poll reveals Gov. Ron DeSantis getting a number of consideration from Republicans within the state.
The Supreme Court docket has refused Trump’s last-ditch effort to maintain his tax returns from Manhattan’s district lawyer.
The Hill could also be getting extra numerous, however congressional workers remain overwhelmingly white.
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