Trump claims he can expand the electoral map — some say he already has

While President Joe Biden‘s campaign this week repeated its hope of expanding his 2024 electoral map to flip Florida and Texas, states former President Donald Trump won in 2020, Trump is holding on to hope he can flip New York and New Jersey.

But although New York could be closer this election cycle, at least according to early polling, Trump has already expanded his map by putting battleground states Biden won four years ago back into play, per some political pundits.

For example, Columbia University political scientist Donald Green downplayed Trump’s hope of flipping New York and New Jersey as “bluster” but contended his 2024 electoral map will likely expand beyond what it was in 2020.

“He wasn’t wrong in saying that he would expand the map in 2016 because he ultimately did win the Rust Belt states,”
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