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Monday, September 19, 2016

Larry Sabato: Our Electoral College changes this week are considerable. First of all, Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina, three diverse, growing states, move from Leans Democratic to Toss-up. Polls have been close in all three for months. There are reasons to think [Hillary] Clinton will still win each: She should out-organize and out-advertise [Donald] Trump in the trio, which may especially be vital in the Sunshine (Mega)State, as Politico's Marc Caputo recently noted. But Florida barely voted for [President] Obama in 2012, and Clinton has had persistent weakness in Nevada. You could argue that North Carolina may be the likeliest of the three to vote for Clinton, strange-sounding since the state didn't even back Obama in 2012 (but did in 2008).

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Trump's strength with white voters who do not have a college degree is especially helpful to him in Iowa and Ohio, two places where Trump's polling has been strong lately. ...

Clinton retains an edge in Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, although as the race got tighter nationally the numbers seemed to close in at least some of these states, too.

Despite all of these ratings changes toward Trump, an Electoral College majority still at least leans toward Clinton -- but just 272 electoral votes, a bare majority.

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Didn't HRC have, like, 330 electoral votes a few weeks ago?

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-09-19 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A buddy of mine who volunteers for HRC here in LA told me that the Campaign is asking for 60 people to relocate to NV and CO for the duration of the campaign with a focus on Latinos to help get out the vote in those states, with the implication that Southern California is merely the Clinton's piggy bank...he is actually pretty pissed about how the HRC staffers treat the SoCal volunteers.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2016-09-19 03:39 PM | Reply

"Didn't HRC have, like, 330 electoral votes a few weeks ago?
#1 | Posted by moder8"

No. Like Trump, she had none.

#3 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2016-09-19 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Maybe some day some intelligent people will succeed at getting the very odd Electoral College system changed.

One option would be to rely directly on the popular vote.

Another option would be to vote by HR district, which would be a compromise between the current set-up and popular vote.

This second option has several possible modifiers, such as one allowing each senator a vote, too ... giving smaller states a slight equalizing edge and creating a wild-card slant (as in what would happen if the senators split their votes and one voted differently from how the state's popular vote voted?).

But, any of the above would make more sense than the crazy Electoral College.

#4 | Posted by Augustine at 2016-09-20 10:55 AM | Reply

Maybe some day some intelligent people will succeed at getting the very odd Electoral College system changed.

One option would be to rely directly on the popular vote.

Another option would be to vote by HR district, which would be a compromise between the current set-up and popular vote.

This second option has several possible modifiers, such as one allowing each senator a vote, too ... giving smaller states a slight equalizing edge and creating a wild-card slant (as in what would happen if the senators split their votes and one voted differently from how the state's popular vote voted?).

But, any of the above would make more sense than the crazy Electoral College.

#5 | Posted by Augustine at 2016-09-20 10:55 AM | Reply

Yeah!

Give each state 2 total votes, that way states the size of California or Texas are on equal footing with the states with 17 people in them.

Seems legit...

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2016-09-20 12:26 PM | Reply

Maybe some day some intelligent people will succeed at getting the very odd Electoral College system changed.

Or maybe you could move to a Democrat country instead of ours.

Our system is designed to ensure the majority just don't steam roll over the minority. There's no other system like it. I like it. You don't.

Move.

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2016-09-20 12:38 PM | Reply

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