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9 Responses to “Decision Tree: All Possible Paths to the White House”

  1. gordo365 says:

    What will we talk about tomorrow once election has been decided?

  2. Frilton Miedman says:

    Day of election, – ‘Experimental’ Software Discreetly Installed On Ohio Voting Machines per order of Republican secretary of State who has already jumped through hoops to undermine likely Dem voters.

    The company that operates these voting machines owned by the Romney’s –

  3. Seth says:

    A really beautiful and educational graphic. Thanks for sharing it.

    Of course, the odds in each state are not exactly 50/50, so the 2^9 paths aren’t equally weighted. Still SO much better than the lame national polling results which totally ignore the electoral college math.

  4. techy says:

    Frilton Miedman: I am now a big proponent of manual voting, lets do it everything under video survaillance and count it in front of everyone. I do not trust these voting machines too easy to manipulate.

  5. WallaWalla says:

    Thanks for passing this along. Great graphic

  6. WallaWalla says:

    @techy and Frilton Miedman, I highly recommend the HBO documentary Hacking Democracy. It’s freely available on YouTube and more than a little disturbing.

  7. theexpertisin says:

    I join with Al Gore and demand an end to the electoral college.

    Election by popular vote, with a national id cards to insure a minimum of fraud, with the election to be held on two consecutive days- a Saturday and Sunday, with no early voting except for absentee ballots that are verified, issued to the registered voter. Anyone who can’t fulfill this process doesn’t deserve a vote.

    It is no surprise that some international election observers can’t believe we accept votes based upon trust, not on point of vote verification. And both Dems and Republicans are already crying foul…….

  8. The range for ECV projections is not new. I tracked 48 in 2008. The prediction range for Obama was from a low of 286 to a 367 high.

    Watching the coverage the last few days with typical hour-long line ups convinces me the USA electoral system is approaching 3rd world status. You’ve certainly got the best politicians money can buy. I’ve been voting for over four decades and can’t recall ever waiting more than 10 minutes. The count is usually a done-deal in a 90 minutes.

    Many reputations are on the line tonite with the disparity of poll results and projections by major players. My final was Obama-277 to Romney-261.

    Race-for-the-WhiteHouse chart:

  9. Frilton Miedman says:

    WallaWalla Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    ” @techy and Frilton Miedman, I highly recommend the HBO documentary Hacking Democracy. It’s freely available on YouTube and more than a little disturbing. ”


    Interesting enough, Romney’s refusing to concede Ohio despite every major network calling it.