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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 08:39:52 am »

2008: Much closer but Obama still wins with 311 EVs. McCain wins FL, IN, NC and NE-2 and ends up with 227 EVs. Popular vote would be 50.7%-48.0% for Obama.

2012: With no financial crisis to recover from the economy is stronger and Obama coasts to re-election. Romney decides to wait until '16. Santorum gets the nod, chooses Huckabee and gets crushed. Obama picks up FL, IN, NC, GA, MT and MO, along with NE-2, and wins 388-150.  Popular vote would be 55.2%-43.7% for Obama.

(Sorry, no maps. This is my first post.)
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 04:13:53 pm »
« Edited: February 15, 2013, 04:17:21 pm by Shadowlord88 »

Obama/Biden: 311 (51.5%
McCain/Palin: 227 (47.7%)

This.  Closer election, but Obama would've won through in the end. 
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