Okay, this is just for fun. I don’t care who you like or don’t like in the election race. This is all about winning and bragging rights.
The Game: Doper closest to the actual Electoral College split wins it all. Tiebreaker will be based on the popular vote. Don’t have a second tie breaker yet, so feel to propose one.
The MAP: You can use this electoral map (from CNN) to help you gauge how many electoral votes each candidate should get. Note that you can configure this map by clicking on a state and assigning it to a candidate.
The Rules: each Doper gets only one guess. Include number of electoral votes for each candidate, plus the split in the General Election. You may guess multiple times, but only your final guess counts (so you can sort of “think out loud” and refine things as the race winds down).
Example 1: McCain wins 298-240, Popular Vote splits 55-43 for McCain.
Example 2: Obama wins 297-241, Popular Votes Splits 51-47 for Obama.
Deadline: your guess must be cast by October 31st, midnight Hawaii time zone (whatever that is). Any predictions after that will not be included.
Remember, this is only for fun. Unless I decide to award a prize. Side wagers are encouraged but should be self-enforced. Leave any hardcore partisan bickering for GD or the BBQ, just put your predictions here.