Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jun. 13, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

If these number hold‚—and sorry I can't control Twitter fonts to make that "If" size-36!—it would mean that, since the 2004 presidential election, Democrats have gained:

- 20 net points in Colorado
- 17 points in Virginia
- 16 points in Georgia
- 14 points in Arizona

- 20 points in Texas
- 15 points in North Carolina

This is, of course, cherry-picking. I'm comparing Republicans' best performance of the 21st century to what would be their worst performance in decades.

But even in this cherry-picking Twitter armchair demography, you can see the contours of a real and important realignment.

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