How Democrats Win The White House
by lanesharon, Fri Mar 07, 2008 at 10:15:33 PM EST
Democrats can win the White House, IF they get the majority of electoral votes. Each state is assigned a number of electoral college votes, based on population.
'Blue' states are ones that commonly vote democratic. 'Red' states commonly vote Republican. 'Purple' states, also known as 'swing states', can be one by either party. Purple states are the ones that each party wants to win to put them 'over the top'.
The way democrats can win the White House is to win all of our 'blue' states and as many of the 'purple' states as possible. So, just as in any sporting event, you want to put your best player out there to win you as many points as possible. Well, Hillary is that winner, and I have the figures to prove it........
I hope you have spreadsheet software to follow me. Here is a spreadsheet of electoral college numbers, and what states have been won thus far in the primaries:
If I look at just blue states (ones we should win), Hillary would have a total of 120 electoral votes, to Obamas 63. So, for our 'commonly won' states, she is our winner.
If I combine purple and blue states (our 'commonly won' states and ones we hope to have); Hillary would have a total of 198 electoral votes, to Obamas 123. So, if we get lucky and win them all, she is, once again, our winner.
But, the key here is how does she do in purple (coveted) states, over him? Well, I cannot include Michigan because that is totally up in the air. I have, however, included Florida because she won that state, 'hands down'. So, for purple states, Hillary has a total of 78, over Obamas 60. Even if I took out Florida, she would win purple states by 1. So, once again, she is our winner.
Are you getting the 'pattern' here? Winner, Winner, Winner....