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It will take 270 electoral votes to win the 2016 presidential election. Click states on this interactive map to create your own 2016 election forecast. Create a specific match-up by clicking the party and/or names near the electoral vote counter. Use Map Options to set the number of available ratings (colors) in your map. Use the buttons below the map to share your forecast or embed it into a web page.

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Update on Polls Conducted After First Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton leads in all 13 polls conducted since the first debate, although battleground states remain competitive

New Battleground Polls: Clinton Wins Debate, Holds Single Digit Lead

Public Policy surveyed five key battleground states after Monday's debate, finding Hillary Clinton holding a modest lead in all five

While Early Vote Favored Trump, Clinton Wins Debate Straw Poll by 4 Points

First impressions favored Trump by 52-48, but swung sharply to Clinton as the night wore on

Straw Poll: No Clear Winner in First Presidential Debate

This is a close election, with a divided electorate, and last night's performance may have only reinforced already made-up minds

Who Won the Debate? Vote in our Straw Poll!

A spirited first debate tonight. Who do you think won? Vote now....

About this Site is an interactive Electoral College map for 2016 and a history of Presidential elections in the United States. Since electoral votes are generally allocated on an "all or none" basis by state, the election of a U.S President is about winning the popular vote in enough states to achieve 270 electoral votes, a majority of the 538 that are available. It is not about getting the most overall popular votes, as we saw in the 2000 election, when the electoral vote winner (Bush) and the popular vote winner (Gore) were different.
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