August 13, 2012 by David K. Sutton
The Republican Electoral College Math Challenge
It will be interesting to see the result of the popular vote vs. electoral college in the upcoming election. Any path to victory for Mitt Romney will involve a close popular vote and close electoral college vote. For President Obama, he could win slim in the popular vote but still win fairly large in the electoral college. The problem for Republicans in this election and future elections is demographics. Many of the most populated states are solidly Democratic and they are also states that have large minority populations that are growing larger each year. As long as the Republican Party continues to be the party of old white guys (ok, Paul Ryan is only one of those things) they will find the electoral college math increasingly challenging.
The GOP’s Sobering Electoral Math – Eli Lehrer gives a hard dose of reality and points out that despite putting Ryan on Romney’s ticket, the GOP candidates still face an uphill battle.