Two electoral maps: One is a path to victory for Obama, the other for Romney
The maps above are from The Washington Post.
The one at the top would give President Obama 277 electoral votes.
The other would give Mitt Romney 279 electoral votes.
The minimum to win the election is 270 electoral votes.
Obama’s has more potential paths to victory than the map illustrates — and more than are likely available to Romney. For example, if the Republican challenger loses Ohio, his chances are significantly narrowed.