President Joe Biden has lost ground to former President Donald Trump in several key swing states and a Nebraska congressional district amid the aftermath of the first presidential election, according to Cook Political Report.

As reported by political analyst Amy Walter, five states have shifted toward Trump in the days following the June 27 debate, where Biden’s performance sparked schisms among the Democratic Party as officials debate whether the president should continue his reelection campaign.

Those five states include: Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Nevada. In 2020, Biden won Arizona, Georgia and Nevada, and the three will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the November election.

Cook updated its Electoral College race ratings on Tuesday for all five states, shifting New Hampshire and Minnesota’s rating from “likely Democrat” to “lean Democrat.” Nevada, Arizona and Georgia’s ratings were shifted from a “toss up” election to “lean Republican.”

The rating for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District was also updated on Tuesday from the “likely Democrat” category to “lean Democrat.” Cook analyzes Nebraska’s three congressional districts in its ratings. The state allocates a proportion of its five electoral votes by the results of each district in a presidential election.

Cook defines states in its “lean” category as places with “competitive races, but one party has an advantage.” States that fall inside the “toss up” category have “the most competitive” races, meaning that “either party has a good chance of winning.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as further information becomes available.

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