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What Is A Political Trifecta, And Why Does It Matter?

What’s a political trifecta again? FiveThirtyEight elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich explains which states gained and lost trifectas in 2019, how they allow politicians to gerrymander their electoral maps, and how trifectas could shape American politics in 2020.

Anna Rothschild is FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.

Nathaniel Rakich is FiveThirtyEight’s elections analyst.