People don't seem to understand how bad the Trump years for the GOP in terms of raw electoral losses.

Here's a set of maps to illustrate how bad it was, and also to reiterate why Trump lost the election.

Map 1: States where the GOP lost seats in State Houses since 2017.
Map 2: States where the GOP lost seats in State Senates since 2017.
Map 3: States where the GOP lost Governorships since 2017.
Map 4: States where the GOP lost seats in the US House of Representatives since 2017. Including the supposedly not-so-bad House Election of 2020. In all the shaded states, there are fewer Republicans in the House than there were when Trump took office.
Map 5: States where the GOP lost US Senate seats since 2017.
So, if you haven't picked up on it, there are a bunch of states that are in multiple maps here.

I'm a pattern hunter and try to find what makes things similar and different. So, check it out ...
If you look at these categories, I listed five different criteria:
- GOP lost seats in the State House
- GOP lost seats in the State Senate
- GOP lost the Governorship
- GOP lost seats in the US House of Representatives
- GOP lost seats in the US Senate

Since 2017
There are six states where FOUR of these FIVE things are true: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine and Michigan. Biden won all six of these states.
There are nine states where THREE of these FIVE things are true: California, Kansas, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Biden won 6 of these. And he did better in Kansas, North Carolina and Texas than any Democrat in years.
There are twelve states where TWO of these FIVE things are true: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho (yes), Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. Biden won 6 of them.

Biden lost Alaska by a slimmer margin than any Dem since 1992.
When you look specifically at the five states which Biden flipped from Trump's 2016 performance, you can see that the GOP has taken a pounding in those states since Trump took office. Even if you ignore the 2020 Presidential Election.
If you look at where Republicans won and lost since Trump took office, you can absolutely see a relationship between the states where the GOP lost the most and the places where Trump ultimately went down in 2020.

It's not hard.
The states where the GOP lost the highest percentage of their State House seats since Trump took office:

1) Virginia*
2) Connecticut*
3) New Mexico*
4) Minnesota*
6) Texas
7) California*
8) Alaska
9) Washington*

Capitalized = Biden flipped
* Biden won
The states where the GOP lost the highest percentage of their State Senate seats since Trump took office:

1) New York*
2) Connecticut*
3) Maine*
4) Delaware*
5) North Carolina
8) California*
9) Massachusetts*
10) Colorado*
The states where the GOP gained the highest percentage of State House seats since Trump took office:

1) West Virginia
2) Kentucky
3) Montana
4) Oklahoma
5) Louisiana
6) Alabama
7) South Dakota
8) Nevada*
9) Indiana
10) Arkansas

* Biden won
The states where the GOP gained the highest percentage of State Senate seats since Trump took office:

1) South Dakota
2) Kentucky
3) Iowa
4) Mississippi
5) Arkansas
6) Louisiana
7) Nevada*
8) South Carolina
9) North Dakota
10) Hawaii*

* Biden won
NOTE: This map is a mistake. The GOP lost the Governorship in KANSAS, not ArKANSAS. I made this mistake while editing the map and I apologize. Here is the map of the states where the GOP lost Governorships.

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