Incase you’re a little confused looking at this map, here’s the short breakdown:
There are 538 total electoral college votes, and 270 are needed to win the Presidency. Battleground or “swing” states carry more electoral college votes than the other states, so even though the map may appear to be all red everything in favor of Money Mitt, President Obama is already a projected winner in states like Cali, which currently carries 55 electoral college votes….which is why the most recent electoral college voting polls show the following:
President Obama: 237
Mitt Romney: 206
If you haven’t gotten a chance to hit up the polls yet for early voting, now is as good a time as any.
According to The Washington Post, new election poll numbers for October show Money Mitt trailing behind President Obama in several key battleground states, but the race is still too close to call.
President Obama continues to hold slight leads in the crucial battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, while the equally critical races in Florida and Virginia are too close to call, according to a new crop of swing state polls.
CBS News/New York Times:
Florida: Obama 48, Romney 47
Ohio: Obama 50, Romney 45
Virginia: Obama 49, Romney 47
The polls paint very much the same picture as other polls in these four states, with Obama hanging on to a slight advantage in Ohio and Pennsylvania (both rated as “lean Obama” by The Fix), and Florida and Virginia continuing to poll very close.
The Pennsylvania poll is notable, in that the same pollster showed Obama leading by nine last month. Both sides have begun devoting more resources to the Keystone State for the final week of the campaign.
With a large portion of the Northeast facing the aftermath of hurricane Sandy and uncertain of what their voting capabilities will be next week, your votes are needed now more than ever.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your life together, and GET YOUR VOTE ON!
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