2016 Electoral Vote Contest

As a little election-season fun, see if you can guess what the Electoral College result will be.

Details

  Start Date = Today

  End Date = Friday October 14th at end of day

  Winner = Whoever is closest to the actual electoral vote is the winner.

  Open to = The contest is open to all registered SI users, but the Editors, Moderators, etc. are not eligible for the prize (only bragging rights).

  Prize = $25.00 Amazon Gift card for electoral college. Example: Clinton 290 to Trump 247. Use the helpful 270toWin to model.

  Tie-breakers and Bonus prizes:

  • Pick who will win the Senate. Example: Republicans 52 to Democrats 48. Extra $2.00 added to the winner if correct party guessed.
  • Pick who will win the House. Example: Republicans 234 to Democrats 201. Extra $2.00 added to the winner if correct party guessed.
  •  Pick who will win the House seat of your own Congressional district for an extra $1.

  Winner potential prize up to $30.

  Caveat: Contest must have at least 10 eligible submissions. SI moderator or admin posts will not be counted as an eligible submission.

✔  Multiple submissions permitted, but only your latest revision will be counted.

✔  No electioneering on the contest thread!

✔  Canadians may submit entries (the Don Johnson rule)

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WallyMorris's picture

The key has always been individual states and the electoral college. I will submit my guess after the next debate. If Trump repeats his failure from the last debate, unless some unexpected news occurs about Clinton, she will win.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

WallyMorris's picture

Trump should use Sunday night's debate/town hall meeting to formally and sincerely ask forgiveness for his comments. If he does this properly (and that's the key), he could help himself tremendously. He should bring the issue up himself, as early in the debate as possible, look people in the eye, including Clinton, and project honest sincerity (if he can). The hypocrisy on this issue is glaring. The kind of talk he used is common today, even by those who are now condemning him. His opponents see this as a good political weapon, which it is. What people say in secret often comes back to haunt them.

I will post my electoral college guess no later than Wednesday.

By the way, a few days ago I wrote a letter to the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette about the election. It was a short open letter to Clinton and Trump - We'll see if they publish it. They usually publish my letters.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

JBL's picture

Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

If Trump loses, Christians should thank God for protecting us from submitting to his authority and leadership.

John B. Lee

WallyMorris's picture

Ps 29:11 applies to both Trump and Clinton. I agree with JBL's comment. But the problem is that BOTH candidates are morally and ethically unqualified to be President. And that's the dilemma for us.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

WallyMorris's picture

Electoral College: Clinton - 340, Trump - 198

Senate: Repub - 52, Dem - 48

House: Repub - 238, Dem - 197

3rd Congressional District, Indiana: Winner - Jim Banks, Repub

 

Democrats start the Electoral College with a big advantage, and the swing states seem to be going for Clinton.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

amomentofcharity.blogspot.com

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