New York is a Democratic stronghold in presidential politics. Democrats have carried the state since 1988. Republican candidates for the White House have carried New York only three times in the last 15 presidential elections, in 1972, 1980 and 1984. See 2020 primary results
CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
"Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.