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# Obama & Romney Electoral Combinations to winning

#### courseofhistory

##### Rookie

This calculator starts with your interactive map and, for each party, calculates the number of paths to 270 Electoral Votes, the number needed to win the election. It is only available with 12 or fewer states (and/or Washington, DC) unselected as the number of combinations gets very large beyond that point.

Note that certain decisions were made to keep the number of results manageable. The calculator assumes that the remaining states are decided, in order, from most to fewest Electoral Votes. Furthermore, only the combinations needed to cross the 270 winning threshold are shown. For example, let's assume states A, B, & C remain unselected and the candidate can reach 270 by winning A and B. In this case, it is also true that they will add on to their total by winning state C. Since winning state C doesn't affect the outcome one way or the other, only A & B is shown as a combination, not A, B & C.

Obama Combinations

Romney combinations

Tie combinations

Probabilities of winning Electoral college

Democrats
83%

Republicans
16%

Neither (Tie)
1%

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#### decker

##### Senior Member

This calculator starts with your interactive map and, for each party, calculates the number of paths to 270 Electoral Votes, the number needed to win the election. It is only available with 12 or fewer states (and/or Washington, DC) unselected as the number of combinations gets very large beyond that point.

Note that certain decisions were made to keep the number of results manageable. The calculator assumes that the remaining states are decided, in order, from most to fewest Electoral Votes. Furthermore, only the combinations needed to cross the 270 winning threshold are shown. For example, let's assume states A, B, & C remain unselected and the candidate can reach 270 by winning A and B. In this case, it is also true that they will add on to their total by winning state C. Since winning state C doesn't affect the outcome one way or the other, only A & B is shown as a combination, not A, B & C.

Obama Combinations

Romney combinations

Tie combinations

best hope for obama really is the OH WI NV and to be sure nh route. has to win those states for me to have a chance to win.

romney best route is this i think FL OH NC VA CO. though i would put out that combination of wicosin, iowa and new hampshire would mean that he would not need ohio. he leading in fl nc va and co .

#### Charles_Main

##### AR15 Owner
Would it not be funny if it were an EC tie at 269 to 269, Then we would get hear the liberals complain about the System again, Because the GOP controlled house would get to decide who is president.

lol

#### decker

##### Senior Member
Would it not be funny if it were an EC tie at 269 to 269, Then we would get hear the liberals complain about the System again, Because the GOP controlled house would get to decide who is president.

lol
well it would be amazing. but i can not see it happerning unless states go a very certain way.

#### CaféAuLait

##### This Space for Rent
Would it not be funny if it were an EC tie at 269 to 269, Then we would get hear the liberals complain about the System again, Because the GOP controlled house would get to decide who is president.

lol

Adding to that - the Senate picks a VP. What a mess that would be. And if the HOR can't pick a president by 20 Jan, then John Boehner would be the temp president. If he refused and Inouye refused, we could end up with Pelosi as president! OMG. LOL

#### decker

##### Senior Member
CaféAuLait;6159263 said:
Would it not be funny if it were an EC tie at 269 to 269, Then we would get hear the liberals complain about the System again, Because the GOP controlled house would get to decide who is president.

lol

Adding to that - the Senate picks a VP. What a mess that would be. And if the HOR can't pick a president by 20 Jan, then John Boehner would be the temp president. If he refused and Inouye refused, we could end up with Pelosi as president! OMG. LOL
likehood would be is gop president and dem vp as senate looks like dem and house looks like gop.

less hope we get clear winner either way.

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