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.



  1. If Obama loses this election, you can blame/thank the Right for bamboozling him. How is it ethical that an entire news network questions the President’s citizenship for four years to create doubt in voters while a fringe element of the far right demonizes and degrades him? Most of this is financed by the rich who want to keep their stranglehold on the flow of wealth in our country. Watch the white hands apply the Blackface to our first African-American President at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html

  2. “Watch the white hands apply the Blackface to our first African-American President at…”

    Do you mean Bill Clinton?

    By the way Pat, even though I am sure Brandt isn’t actually selling any of his average art, I wonder if you would get a cut if he did?

    Or are you his biggest collector?

  3. No matter how I do the math, I keep coming up with the same answer. To win, Romney needs the following three:


    There are some unlikely paths to a Romney victory with only two of them, and almost no chance at all if he only wins one.

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