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Ohio, Virginia And Florida Will Show Election Outcome

Michael Juliani |
November 6, 2012 | 1:56 p.m. PST

Assistant News Editor

The 2008 electoral map on ice.  (Flickr Creative Commons)
The 2008 electoral map on ice. (Flickr Creative Commons)

Virginia, Ohio and Florida will be the most important states deciding the election.  Obama supposedly has a good edge in Ohio, but the races in the other two swing states have been closer.  Romney can't lose Florida and still have a realistic chance to win the race.

The polls close early in the three states, and it's possible that we'll be able to make predictions based on exit polls and early reports if winners are clear.

The L.A. Times has an interactive map you can play around with to see all the possibilities.  If Romney pulls off Florida and Virginia, along with his probable victory in North Carolina, he still needs to steal a state like Pennsylvania or Wisconsin to keep Obama away from the necessary 270 electoral votes.

Even if Romney wins the two big states, Ohio and Florida, he'll have to win more than just Virginia and North Carolina to save his campaign, because Obama can carry Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to victory.


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