It is very clear that American politics has reached the stage where it can be quite certain that the Presidential Election of 2024 will hinge on six states, where both major party Presidential candidates will spend most of their time and effort on winning just those six states that are likely to be in play!
The Republican nominee, almost certainly Donald Trump, will have the clearcut edge in states with 235 electoral votes, and Democratic President Joe Biden will have the advantage in states with 226 electoral votes.
So 77 electoral votes in six states will decide who wins the White House!
The nation is so bitterly divided that now it all comes down to these six states, unless there turns out to be a suprise.
And in future elections, other states could be in play, depending on voting patterns of new and younger voters!
It used to be that more states were in play, but in the past generation, parties have tended to gain dominance in many states!