Soros bragged early in the campaign that he had purchased the electoral votes for Hillary long ago. His only concern for her was the popular vote. Well guess what… the electoral vote is now a concern again, too.
Hillary Clinton has dropped below the threshold of 270 electoral college votes needed to win the presidency, according to CNN’s forecasts on Friday, as formerly battleground states shift towards Donald Trump.
A shift to Trump in Ohio, Utah and the second congressional district of Maine has undercut the number of electoral college votes which the Democrat can count on, the broadcaster said.
Utah only became a ‘battleground’ in late October as Clinton gained ground on Trump.
CNN said that New Hampshire has now inched away from leaning Democrat and is now classified as a battleground.
Clinton can now count on 268 electoral college votes – still significantly ahead of Trump at 204. Either candidate needs 270 – the majority of the 538 votes available -to win.
With just four days to go, the presidential race has tightened in Trump’s favor as Clinton wrestles with the aftermath of the FBI’s shock revelation that it would be investigating emails belonging to Huma Abedin in relation to its probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The emails were found on devices belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner.
Despite Clinton’s weaker showing she is still in a better position than Trump. There are six battleground states to play for, accounting for 66 electoral votes between them: Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire and North Carolina, plus a second congressional district in and around Omaha, Nebraska.
Clinton would only need to win one of those states for victory, whereas Trump needs to sweep all of them in order to claim the presidency.
Maine and Nebraska allot electoral votes by a system of proportional representation rather than the winner-takes-all approach based on simple majority which is favored by the other states. That means both candidates could get college votes from within those two states.