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Electoral College: How Much Is Your Vote Worth?

Slate has a great map showing this disparity in vote value by state as a result of the Electoral College. In Wyoming, your vote has the highest value with just 142,741 people per electoral vote. Your vote counts the least in New York where there 519,075 people per electoral vote. The average electoral vote represents […]

How Much Is Your Vote Worth?

Today’s op-ed in the New York Times looks at how the electoral college used to determine the president of the United States disproportionately favors smaller states. For example, 1 electoral vote in Wyoming represents 134,783 voters, while 1 electoral vote in Pennsylvania represents 456,216 votes. This map shows each state re-sized in proportion to the […]

2008 Electoral Map Predictions: 10-14-2008

As the campaign for president enters the final three weeks, Barack Obama seems to have an insurmountable lead over John McCain. The electoral map looks so favorable to Obama that Indiana, North Carolina and even North Dakota have listed as toss ups. There are still a few factors that can change the course of the […]

2008 Electoral Map Predictions: 10-3-2008

32 days until election day Senator Barack Obama appears poised to change the electoral map and has several routes to 270 electoral vote.  Senator John McCain now finds himself defending traditional Republican states like Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana.  The key swing states of 2000 & 2004, including Ohio and Florida, are leaning Obama […]

Track the Electoral College Vote Predictions

TheTakeAway.org has created a great way to track and visualize the various electoral vote predictions from around the web, including Real Clear Politics, FiveThirtyEight, Intrade, the New York Times and many others. Each row represents who’s electoral prediction is being used and the columns represent individual states. To get started just point you mouse at […]

2008 Electoral Map: 9-30-2008

Five weeks until election day and the electoral map provides Senator Barack Obama several routes to 270 electoral vote. The easiest of which appears to be to hold the 2004 Kerry states and pick up Iowa, New Mexico, and Colorado. Senator John McCain has fewer options is now defending Virginia, Nevada, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina […]

2008 Electoral Map: 9-23-2008

Six weeks until the presidential election and the electoral map tilts back towards Barack Obama after John McCain brief post-convention lead. FiveThirtyEight.com :Obama 312, McCain 226 Electoral-Vote.com : Obama 264, McCain 261, Tossup 13 Princeton Election Consortium : Obama 273, McCain 265 Real Clear Politics : Obama 219, McCain 189, Toss Ups 130 | No […]

Karl Rove and Co.’s Electoral Map – September 10th 2008

Karl Rove, Bush’s political strategist, has a new electoral map out featured on the LA Times website. Overall, Obama holds on to 226 electoral votes, while McCain moves up to 200 votes, and 112 votes are a toss-up, a new high in that category. McCain picked up two states from the toss-up column — Montana […]

Electoral Map Predictions – August 21st 2008

Barack Obama maintains a slight lead over John McCain in recent predictions FiveThirtyEight.com :Obama 272, McCain 266 Electoral-Vote.com : Obama 264, McCain 261, Tossup 13 Princeton Election Consortium :  Obama 288, McCain 250 Real Clear Politics : Obama 228, McCain 191, Toss Ups 87 | No Toss Ups: Obama 264, McCain 274 Pollster.com :  Obama […]

Karl Rove and Co.’s Electoral Maps

Karl Rove Electoral Map (11/3/2008)     Karl Rove, Bush’s political strategist, has been sharing these hypothetical electoral maps recently that show the differences in an Obama/McCain election and a Clinton/McCain election. Hillary Clinton has been touting these as evidence of her electability and was recently quoted as saying “I found some curious support for […]