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Electoral Math Looks Grim For Republicans In 2016 & Beyond

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Elections, Electoral College, Republicans

So Nate Silver is out with some more numbers today that prove how clueless the Republicans were with regards to the electoral college. Know why? Because Ohio isn’t the state that swung it for Obama. It was Colorado. And he took at that state by nearly 5%. The state after that? Virginia, which he easily […]

November 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

CNN VIDEO: Wisconsin Moves To Toss-Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Obama, Romney, Video, Wisconsin

John King breaks it down… Honestly, this doesn’t surprise me. While Wisconsin leans left, when voter enthusiasm isn’t up…it’s tight. Kerry barely won it in 2004 and Gore’s margin was even closer in 2000. Obama ran away with it in 2008, so it remains to be seen if Ryan can make that big of an […]

August 17th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Wins One Electoral Vote In Nebraska

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Nebraska

Yesterday I talked about how it could happen. Today it’s a reality. From Omaha World-Herald: The Democratic presidential candidate claimed an electoral vote in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District — the first time in more than four decades a Democrat won any of Nebraska’s electoral votes. The Omaha World-Herald is calling the race after Obama […]

November 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Could Get One Electoral Vote From Nebraska

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Nebraska

That’s right. Obama may actually win Omaha. So if this happens, and you accept that Obama won North Carolina and Missouri will eventually go for McCain, then the electoral count will look like this… Obama: 365 McCain: 173 More from Omaha World-Herald: His odds of bagging an electoral vote in Nebraska grew stronger this morning, […]

November 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Electoral College Results Liveblog

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, McCain

(NOTE: With the Ohio win, Obama will be the next President of the United States.) Welcome to the Donklephant 2008 Electoral College results coverage. I’ll be constantly updating this post as new results come in, so please watch the numbers as well as the updates below the numbers. Total Electoral Votes Obama: 216 McCain: 129 […]

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Chuck Todd: What To Look For Tonight

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, McCain, Video, Voting

It has all come down to this one day, and the folks at NBC show you what they’ll be watching for. By the way, if you don’t know when polls close in your state, check out our post with ALL the closing times. And get out there and vote! Tweet

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Tonight Will Not Be A Landslide

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, History, McCain

Why? Because there’s no way they’ll match history… With the final national polls settling around Obama +7, I realized that I lacked a good sense of historical context for that number. Turns out it’s about the margin of George H.W. Bush’s 1988 win against Michael Dukakis: 53.4% to 45.6%. That’s certainly impressive. It doesn’t, however, […]

November 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Final Electoral Predictions

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, McCain, Polls

The numbers have tightened a bit, but Obama looks poised to capture the POTUS tomorrow in every single projection. Real Clear Politics: Obama 338, McCain 200 Electoral-Vote.com: Obama 353, McCain 185 FiveThirtyEight: Obama 340.2, McCain 197.8 Pollster: Obama 311, McCain 142, Tied 85 So then… There’s really no good news for McCain in these maps […]

November 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The Daily Todd

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, McCain, Polls, Video

Some last minute math that makes it seem like a complete lost cause for McCain. Because if 30% have voted early and those voters are going for Obama by 19%, then McCain is going to have to win the remaining voters by 10% if he wants to make up the difference. That’s simply not going […]

November 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Daily Todd

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, McCain, Polls, Video

This time on Meet The Press, explaining how difficult it will be for McCain to get to 270. Does McCain really think he can get all of these swing states? Will undecideds turn this significantly against Obama? We shall see… Tweet

November 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »