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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-05-13 05:33 AM
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Last year's news, but bears repeating, IMO. Every day, if necessary.
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The states Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire account for 95 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the election.

But just because a state is a battleground doesn't mean the whole state swings. Within each of these states, the presidential race will likely be decided by a small number of counties local campaign war zones that, in a very tight race, have the potential to determine the next President.

In each of the eight swing states, we've identified one county that went to George W. Bush in 2004, swung to Obama in 2008, and could now make or break the 2012 election for either candidate. We've broken down the list here, along with the voting patterns, economic conditions, and other key factors that could decide how each county swings this November.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/swing-state-counties-flo...




The article does indeed go on to give a good breakdown, county by county for a 8--count 'em, 8--counties. I, however, will only give the names of the counties.


Henrico County, Virginia

Hillsborough County, Florida

Washoe County, Nevada

Jefferson County, Colorado

Wood County, Ohio

Cedar County, Iowa

Brown County, Wisconsin

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire



Obama raised almost a billion dollars for his 2012 campaign. Romney raised almost a billion dollars too. And that's without money from the national and state parties. And only God knows what else.

For votes from 8 counties. 8 counties.



By the way, a couple of those counties have a healthy smattering of Mormons, which might help explain why we saw 3 Mormons running for President in 2012, two in the Republican Party and one in the Justice Party. Not that there's anything wrong with that (unless you mind the secretiveness, involuntary baptisms, etc.).

I bet you can line up a lot of info with those 8 counties For instance, the D of J went into a few states right before the 2012 Presidential election to challenge their voting situation (for want of a better term). My guess is that those states would line up with the above info.

(Wasn't it funny how Obama's D of J wasn't bothered by any voting situation at all until just before the 2012 Presidential election? 'Cause who cared about the 2010 Congressional, which brought us Republican re-districting, or local elections between 2009 and 2012? Pffft )
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