Friday, October 3, 2008

McCain in Maine and Obama in Nebraska

The states of Maine and Nebraska uniquely among the 50 states allow candidates for president to cherry-pick electoral votes. If a candidate for president loses the statewide race, he or she still can pick up an electoral vote if they carry a congressional district. For this reason, the McCain campaign is trying to wrest the electoral vote from Maine's second district. Meanwhile, Obama is now making a play for the most Democratic area of Nebraska, Omaha, and the electoral vote associated with the second congressional district in Nebraska.


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