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Brent Budowsky wins The Hill's 2020 election prediction contest

Brent Budowsky wins The Hill's 2020 election prediction contest
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Brent Budowsky, a columnist for The Hill, has won The Hill’s 2020 pundit prediction contest.

Budowsky accurately predicted Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Obama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' MORE would win the White House, forecasting the former vice president would win 300 electoral votes. It appears that Biden will finish with 306. 

The former Democratic leadership aide’s crystal ball was accurate on a number of battleground states: He correctly predicted President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE would win Florida and Texas while Biden would take Georgia and Pennsylvania. 

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Budowsky misfired when he said Democrats would win Senate races in Maine and North Carolina, but he was correct in his call that Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Peggy Noonan: 'Bogus dispute' by Trump 'doing real damage' MORE (R-Iowa) would retain her seat. 

Like others in the contest, Budowsky thought that Democrats would pick up House seats and retake control of the Senate. 

But Republicans cut into the Democratic House majority, and if they win one of two Georgia runoffs in January, the GOP will control the upper chamber in the new Congress.