Electoral College Maps With and Without Ohio (Updated)

If Mitt wins Ohio, this is all the Electoral map will need to look like:

Here is what the Electoral map will most likely need to look like without Mitt winning Ohio:

Or like this:

And if this is what the Map looks like on November 6th (or early morning November 7th :) , we would have a tie:

So in order for Mitt to win without winning Ohio, all he’d need to do is win just 1 of the  other swing states.  If he won NH, as that 1 swing state needed, it would be a tie and would be decided by the house, which happens to be controlled by Republicans.  All this, of course, is if he wins all the other swing states (Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, all of which the Obama campaign has been pulling staff out of) that have already been put in the GOP column.

Author:Spencer Iacono

4 Responses to “Electoral College Maps With and Without Ohio (Updated)”

  1. Brandon Slater
    October 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Woa Woa, looks feasible EXCEPT there is no way W. Virginia is going for Obama, Romney is ahead by 20 points there!

    He could even get above 270 while still losing Wisonsin and Ohio, by picking up NV, IA, NH and CO, that would put him at 273.

    I am very confident we’ll win Wisconsin though, so that will give us room to lose NV, IA and even OH if necessary.

    So many scenarios. Here is my guess at how it will turn out: bit.ly/USsk6M

  2. ken Whitson
    October 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    why is West Virginia blue. The president can not win West Virginia

  3. October 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh crap, thanks guys, eyes are playing tricks on me!

  4. Ernest Green
    November 1, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    None of these maps tally 538 electoral votes. I’m counting 534. Looks like Hawaii was left out? Additionally, the math would appear to dictate that the Romney ticket needs to win all swing states if losing Ohio (CO, IA, VA, NH, NV). Am I just reading this wrong?

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