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Romney Tracker: Swing states, fundraising states and who else?

Posted on What's New Jared Gay on June 05, 2012

We are tracking Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama's public events throughout this campaign season to see what their travel behavior reveals about our voting rules. This post focuses on Mitt Romney's events since April 24, 2012. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategies: June 26, 2012

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on June 01, 2012

Our Presidential Tracker series is now releasing semiweekly news updates on Romney and Obama's whereabouts and state strategies. 

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Presidential Tracker and State Strategy: June 28

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis on June 01, 2012

The latest news on the POTUS 2012 campaign trail: Barack Obama prepares for his own swing state bus tour; Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania could be the three key swing states to win; Obama enjoys an advantage among Latinos, which could give him a lead in swing states.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 3

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis on June 01, 2012

Is Florida the state to win? Did Obama's trip to Colorodo hurt or help his re-election bid? Plus: the states whose residents contribute the most money to campaigns are getting the least bang for their buck as Obama and Romney continue to target their ad spending in battleground states.

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Presidential Tracker: The Orphaned States of America

Posted on What's New Jared Gay on May 15, 2012

Two weeks ago, voters in South Carolina looked on as President Obama passed them by once again. Since coming into office in 2008, the president has held 18 events in North Carolina, yet has not once held any sort of event in South Carolina. Geographically, religiously, and historically, the Carolinas are quite similar. The big difference: In 2008, President Obama won North Carolina with 49.9%, but lost South Carolina with 44.9%.That modest difference means everything given the way states currently cast their electoral votes.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 17

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis, Jared Gay on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney visit swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, to bash one another's economic policies. Furthermore, analysts identify Virginia as the most crucial swing state this election and some predict that Obama can win its Electoral College votes. 

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 20

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis on May 15, 2012

Obama and Romney cancel campaign events in swing states Florida and New Hampshire, respectively, to address last night's tragic Colorado shooting; polls show that the candidates are deadlocked in battleground states at 46 percent apiece; a high turnout of African American voters could turn the tables in Obama's favor.

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Swing States of America: Candidate Tracker and News, July 24

Posted on What's New Erin Ellis on May 11, 2012

POTUS analysts report that there may only be five true battleground states this election: Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina. However, if large numbers of Latinos register to vote, new swing states could emerge. In other news, as only 6 percent of voters are still undecided, the candidates' campaigns spend a whopping $400 on each such voter. 

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Presidential Tracker: New Evidence of our Shrinking Battleground

President Obama's travel patterns over the past  months have been leaning toward battleground and fundraising states. How does the whole of 2011 shape up? We summarize the past year and look at what is to come as the 2012 presidential election year comes into full swing. 

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Presidential Tracker: Looking at the Structure

Posted on What's New Presidential Tracker, Katie P. Kelly on December 01, 2011

Tracking the president's events and visits doesn't produce surprises considering the electoral system under which he operates, but it does provide insight into the inadequacies of our current structure -- affirming that the rules have a direct correlation on the outcomes.

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