Paths To Victory

There’s a cool interactive tool at The New York Times that let’s you calculate the chances for both President Obama and Mitt Romney to win the Electoral College by setting the results of the swing states. As you work through the permutations, you see further confirmation of the fact that Mitt Romney’s path to victory is very narrow.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Ryan Spires says:


  2. David M says:

    It’s a trick map for Romney, but not impossible. If you assume Obama gets NV and Romney gets NC, the road get’s narrower though. If Obama wins FL, it’s pretty much over for Romney.

    The easiest and most obvious way for either of them to reach 270 is Obama wining OH, WI and NV.

  3. Mikey says:

    If you click the right boxes, they tie. Now wouldn’t THAT be fun…