Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Omaha, Nebraska - Center of the Political Universe?

The Electoral Map website has come up with a bizarrely plausible scenario in which the election would result in an electoral vote tie - McCain hold Bush's 2004 states but picks up New Hampshire while Obama keeps Kerry's states plus Iowa, Colorado and New Mexico. The tie-breaker could potentially be decided in Nebraska which splits its electoral votes. Normally this has never mattered because Nebraska goes universally Republican but in this case Obama has a chance to pick up the one Electoral Vote distributed in the region that contains Omaha.

Is Omaha Nebraska going to become the new Florida? In this crazy world, it seems anything can happen.

Still, I'm thinking we don't need to ever let it get that close (especially now that we are ahead in Ohio).

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