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Posted: 10/17/2008 11:54:15 AM EDT
How come if Obama and McCain are within a couple of points of each other, why do they show Obama having almost twice as many electoral votes? Help me out because it doesn't add up to me.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:06:33 PM EDT
Somebody's gotta have an answer. It's been buggin me for the last couple of days.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:08:58 PM EDT
Because he has states like New York and California that have like a billion electoral college votes
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:13:56 PM EDT
You can win each state by one vote and get all the electoral votes.

So, an accurate poll would be 50-50, but there would be an electoral landslide.

So no matter how slim, Obama has the perceived lead in a lot of states.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:16:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mazeman:
You can win each state by one vote and get all the electoral votes.

So, an accurate poll would be 50-50, but there would be an electoral landslide.

So no matter how slim, Obama has the perceived lead in a lot of states.


Yeah, what he said
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:16:27 PM EDT
I wondered if that was the case, and if that is the case then the electoral maps are pretty misleading.
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