Don't know if you saw this, but I thought it was interesting, so I thought I'd post it. According to CNN (here: http://www.cnn.com/…alculator/ ), Obama's got 277 electoral votes (based on polls, trends and cash spent on ads) and McCain has just 174. CNN also claims that there are 87 that still could go either way.



So, let's say McCain gets all of those 87 toss-offs--er--ups. How many electorals would he have then? 261.



That's not enough to win the presidency.



To be clear, those numbers include both "safe" and "leaning" numbers for each candidate. Still, those numbers are important to note.



Meanwhile, for several days now, FiveThirtyEight.com has had Obama with over 340 electorals.



Of course, this all means nothing if we don't all vote.



I just realized "aces" in the headline of this post might have been a bit of an exaggeration. Gomen, gomen--just attempting to be alliterative.
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