What's a US election without a bit of fun with the electoral college, huh?!
I mentioned on an earlier post that I would blog my prediction as to the outcome of the US elections. I am doing so now, a little earlier than I had planned, but, seeing as voting has already commenced, I might as well put my money where my mouth is.
I am having trouble uploading the image of my completed red and blue map of the USA, so I will give you the states' names, together with the number of electoral college votes for that state.
As previously mentioned, my predictions are not based on any polls, but on gut instinct from thousands of articles and blogs viewed in the past couple of months, and past voting patterns.
I believe strongly that in this election a far greater number of states are "in play" than polling would have us believe, which is why a couple of states that I predict will be in the red column will surprise a few people.
So, without further ado, here are The Hutch's fearless predictions for each camp, starting with the Blue corner:
Democrat states won (prediction):
New York 31
Rhode Island 4
New Jersey 15
District of Columbia 3
for a total electoral college of 240.
And, in the Red corner
Republican states won (prediction):
New Mexico 5
North Dakota 3
South Dakota 3
South Carolina 8
North Carolina 15
West Virginia 5
New Hampshire 4
for a total electoral college of 298.
So, my final prediction is Republican 298, Democrat 240.
Don't say you weren't told, now!