Battleground states: The road to 270 electoral votes to win the presidency

Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 2:29 p.m. MDT

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It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Following is a state by state glance at the latest AP analysis for the 2012 presidential election.
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Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

What Mitt Romney needs is a good VP candidate to pick up some of the leaning states. What Obama needs is a miracle, or an economy on the upswing.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Scratch that,

Romney shouldn't have a woman VP. For one reason alone. I can only imagine how comedians would say "Romney's first wife Ann, and his second wife __(insert VP name here)__"

It wouldn't go over well.

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Sorry, Rifelman but if you count the solids and strongly leanings Obama is currently winning 228 to 170. Obama only needs Florida to put him well over the top.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

Rifleman,

This comment got posted to another article by mistake. It should have been posted before the other comment on here.

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Rifleman,

I agree. If Romney picked an evangelical VP or one that most evangelicals could support- then I'm sure that would help him put southern voters at ease. If he have a woman VP, who knows- maybe even that could help him (or hurt I guess).

But as for Obama, Romney's business experience vs Obama's not fulfilling his promises- plus with Obama basically saying "In your face" to any religious conservatives. It surely isn't helping him much.

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