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Share of U.S. presidential elections where states changed political party 1960-2016

Ohio is known to be a key swing state, having changed the party it voted for compared to the previous election in 46.67 percent of U.S. presidential elections between 1960 and 2016. On the other end of the political spectrum is the District of Colombia, who voted for the Democratic party in every one of the 14 elections it participated in since 1964.

Share of presidential elections in the United States where states voted for a different party to the previous election between 1960 and 2016, by state

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United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2016

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* The District of Colombia participated in presidential elections from 1964 onwards, and has voted in for the Democratic party in every election since.
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