Kimberly Fisher cast her ballot Wednesday at a polling place at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md.
October 31, 2012 There's a chance the Electoral College vote could wind up tied, but it's more likely that there will be different electoral and popular vote winners. If either of those scenarios happens, there could be a push to change the way the U.S. elects its presidents.
October 23, 2012 NPR.org's new interactive scorecard suggests that President Obama may have a somewhat easier path to 270 electoral votes than Mitt Romney, needing to win fewer states. But that's not a given. As you play, you'll be able to come up with plenty of combinations that would get Romney over the top.
A boy examines CSPAN's 2012 presidential race electoral map at the American Presidential Experience exhibit last month in Charlotte, N.C.
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October 10, 2012 The outcome of the presidential race will come down to swing states, but Obama begins the race to 270 with the comfort of counting on a greater number of all-but-certain electoral votes than Romney has.
It's true that Mitt Romney trails President Obama in most key battleground states, but the margins are in single digits
September 24, 2012 The race for the White House is not over. But with 6 weeks to go, Mitt Romney still trails in key battleground states he must win if he is to defeat President Obama.
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August 28, 2012 In a discussion with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Rich Beeson says Florida's 29 electoral votes are 'crucial' but not absolutely necessary to win in November.
For Romney to win the election, he is going to have to pick off some big states from Obama's 2008 tally.
August 6, 2012 The way we elect a president necessitates that the candidates have to campaign only in the so-called "battleground states." Here is the list of the 10 states that will determine the November winner, and how they voted in the past.
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Pundits say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had a mediocre performance in the Jacksonville, Fla., debate on Thursday.
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January 27, 2012 Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg projects that President Obama would bury Newt Gingrich in the Electoral College. The president has also gained ground against Mitt Romney.
July 29, 2010 The Massachusetts state legislature has passed a bill that would change the way presidents are elected. It would leave the current Electoral College system and award its votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
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