Friday, August 31, 2012

Calling the election

Realizing that the citizens of the United States do not elect the President, I took a close look at the electoral map and all fear of a Romney victory just went away.

It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win election.

Currently 219 are in the firm or leaning Romney columns. 247 are in the firm or leaning Obama columns.

Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa and Colorado are toss-ups. For Romney to win he must have a near clean sweep of all of the toss-ups. For Obama to win he needs Florida (or Ohio and New Hampshire).

As I've said all along, incumbents win unless they do something to take themselves out. Barring a crucial international incident or a gaffe well over the level of which even Joe Biden is capable, this election is over.

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