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The Republican National Committee took credit Monday for President-elect Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton last week.

Top staffers at the RNC made the claims during a 75-minute long briefing with reporters, where they touted record numbers in their ground efforts and discussed at length their data operations, including their use of models to predict turnout and goals for support in various swing states ahead of Election Day.

“I think the point is we have gone from a party in the last four years that truly understands who is voting, how they are voting so that it’s not just knocking on their doors. It’s knocking on the right door with the right message,” said Sean Spicer, the RNC’s chief strategist, during the Monday meeting. “Knowing who is going to vote and how they are going to vote and when they are going to vote is really important.”

According to Gerrit Lansing, the GOP’s chief digital officer, the RNC’s battleground map in October had shrunk to only two states — Georgia and Nevada, before expanding to 13. Nine of these states went into Trump’s column, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, Democratic bastions at the presidential level since the 1980s.

The RNC revealed its projections for turnout nationwide and in various swing states, along with vote goals, showing their models to be eerily similar to the actual results. One example was Michigan, where the RNC projected only days before the election a Trump victory by 0.2 points. Trump ended up winning the Wolverine State by 0.3 points.

Toward the end of the meeting, Spicer cited a whole host of reasons for the expansion of the map, most notably the news of rising premiums in states throughout the U.S. due to Obamacare. He also added that the announcements by FBI director James Comey played a role.

“I think a lot of things happened at the end,” Spicer said. “The disclosure of, sort of, Clinton Inc., the pay-for-play stuff, Obamacare [premium] rises, the strength of the AB/EV (absentee ballot/early voting) program.

“There’s a lot of factors that kind of collided at the same time at the end of the cycle. I don’t know how much we can isolate one factor or another,” Spicer continued, adding that, “I think anyone would be hard-pressed to say that it wasn’t one of several factors.”

The RNC also went into detail while talking about their ground efforts to get out the vote (GOTV) for Trump’s campaign, including their decision to prioritize door knocks throughout the 2016 campaign compared to their losing efforts on behalf of Mitt Romney four years ago.

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In 2016, the RNC knocked on 24 million doors, up from 11.4 million in 2012, and made 26 million calls. Previously, the RNC had a 70/30 ratio for contact method prioritization, with phone calls taking priority. Republicans also touted their fellows program, which was a new addition to their GOTV efforts.

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