After running "about 40,000 Electoral College simulations," noted number cruncher Nate Silverconcluded that "the candidate who won Ohio won the election roughly 38,000 times, or in about 95 percent of the cases." Jimmy Margulies takes a global view of the Buckeye State's importance, while Mike Luckovich predicts that the action could get uncomfortably local. Rollercoaster Polls don't make things easier.
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