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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward journalists as he departs the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. On his way to Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Trump said that Iran does not currently pose a direct threat to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Americans across the country are still shellshocked at President Donald Trump's upset 2016 victory for President of the United States. According to a data model which correctly predicted 24 of the 25 congressional seats that flipped from red to blue in the 2018 midterms, voters' shock could be the key to victory in 2020.

The model—created by political science professor Rachel Bitecofer—doesn't rely on polls, but on voter turnout, which Bitecofer expects to soar among Democrats who didn't vote in the 2016 election due to the unlikelihood of a Trump presidency.

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