In a Decisive Victory, Obama Reshapes the Electoral Map

January 19, 2013

Barack Obama’s historic win, with at least 349 electoral votes to John McCain’s 162, can be attributed to his victories in several high-population states, like Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, that George W. Bush won handily in 2004. The struggling economy, especially in more industrial states, and high numbers of new voters helped flip key areas […]