Electoral College

President Barack Obama addresses a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama-Romney Race Is Focused On 7 States

On the eve of their national party conventions, the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to amass the requisite 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory is exactly where it was at the start of the long, volatile summer: focused on seven states that are up for grabs.


Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.


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