With the presidential election coming up, the focus is on who’s ahead in the polls. But we all know what matters most is the Electoral College. (Election 2000, anyone?)
As a primer, the Electoral College consists of 538 electors who formally elect the President of the United States. Each State’s allotment of electors is equal to the number of House members to which it is entitled plus two Senators. New Jersey, for example, has 14 electoral votes.
But if you glance at a traditional Electoral College map, you wonder: How did Obama win in 2008? For a visual representation of who’s ahead electorally, you can’t beat a proportional map, like this one:
For a cool 2012 presidential election simulator based on current polls, click here.
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