To the electoral map 2016

First, a big hat tip to Dave for forwarding this reference article to me some time back. This is as good a time as any for it. He contemplates the general election.

Ted has been running around for months saying he should be elected because he is the one that can win against Hillary. Since he has said it so often and it is his greatest talking point, then how about it? Can Ted beat Hillary? It is not a popularity contest… on popular vote.

Popular vote is one thing but it comes to the electoral college, as we know. So take a look at the Romney map of 2012, below. Now Cruz has to explain what state(s) he could win above what Romney did to get the 64 more electoral votes of the 270 needed?

The article above from Washington Post says, under the current map Democrats use, they have built in 242 votes. Hillary has to provide the balance. But the question is what more could Cruz do  than Romney did since he had 206. (Romney 2012 map–

Click the map to create your own at

Or how much differently could Cruz make the map to get the 270. There is an interactive map here to build your own. Below is the tossup map example.(a good start)

Click the map to create your own at

One such hypothetical for Cruz, in the article, would be Oh, Va, Fla, Co. But, as he explains, “Obama won all those states twice.” Still, it pays to see the article.

Source maps

6 comments on “To the electoral map 2016

  1. Hardnox says:

    Interesting map. Looks like a Cruz nomination is a sure loser. Is there a map using Trump available? I imagine the results much different provided the circular firing squad stands down. PA, NY, NJ, VA & NC would probably go Trump.

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  2. Davetherave says:

    Bull we could go crazy with hypotheticals. To me the biggest issue is getting to vote for a GOP candidate without needing a close pin for my nose and a puke bucket. Even if we were to lose, there’s something to be said about voting for a person we’re actually excited about voting for.

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