Today on radio, Glenn decided to put together his electoral college prediction using the New York Times web tool.
After reviewing the poll numbers, Glenn gave Obama the toss-up states Wisconsin and Nevada, while moving Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Virginia to Romney. He was left with Ohio as the key state before eventually giving it to Romney, but warned Christians will need to come out and vote in order to swing the election for Romney as the polls currently show them being very close.
Glenn’s map gave Romney a victory over Obama of 285-253.
Stu explained there was a situation where a close vote in Ohio could result in it taking eleven days to get the results. The Cincinnati Enquier explains:
Under Secretary of State Jon Husted’s initiative to send absentee ballot applications to nearly 7 million registered voters across Ohio, more than 800,000 people so far have asked for but not yet completed an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election.
Anyone who does not return an absentee ballot, deciding instead to vote at the polls, will be required to cast a provisional ballot. That’s so officials may verify that they did not vote absentee and also show up at the polls.
By state law, provisional ballots may not be counted until at least Nov. 17. That means that if Ohio’s electoral votes would be decisive in the race between President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the state could keep the nation in suspense for weeks after the election.
When asked what piece of Glenn’s map was the most unlikely scenario, Stu pointed out that Ohio was far from a lock for Romney and was the most likely swing state in Glenn’s scenario to end up in Obama’s category.
The radio crew will be closely watching the polls over the final days until the election on November 7th.
Of course, Glenn did say that momentum could, in a very good night for America, result in the below: