The correct answer is A) hard states.
Candidates divide the 50 states and D.C. into all the following groups except, hard states.
During the election period, candidates have meetings with their campaign teams in what is known as the “war room”. There, they plan the marketing communications and public relations strategies to get the vote of the citizens. The division candidates make often relates to the states they can win and then design a specific program to secure the victory. Other division of the states is the states they are likely to lose, and then work hard to implement programs to overcome the adversity and make everything possible to get the victory there. And the last division is “battleground states, where there is no clear favorite and candidates are tied in the citizen’s preferences.