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Saturday, November 01, 2008

So now at least I know how many electoral college votes there are

My enduring thanks this election cycle to Nate Silver.

Due to his fabulous (and aptly named) fivethirtyeight.com Web site (your home to all you would ever need to know about the political polls for the 2008 Presidential election), I may now be able to remember how many electoral college votes there are

     five thirty eight

and, with simple arithmetic, how many votes Obama/McCain need to win ((538/2)+1)=270.

If you haven't visited before, hie thee immediately over to fivethirtyeight.com and check out Nate's prognostications and his reasoning behind them.

fivethirtyeight.com is that good.

And thanks, Nate.

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