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November 03, 2012 10:01 PM

What States Will Obama Win? (Third in a Series)

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Back on October 21st, before the third Presidential debate, I speculated that Obama would take seventeen states and one enfranchised dependent sinkhole (Washington D.C.) for a grand total of 223 electoral votes, leaving Mitt Romney with 33 states and 315 electoral votes. On October 25th,  I thought that maybe Iowa and Michigan would migrate from [...]

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