The 2014/2016 U.S. Election Thread!
I can hear you all groaning with excitement! It's that time of year again, for American citizens to be inundated with annoying television commercials and tacky yard signs as the months widdle away toward only 40% go to the ballot box!
Before the start of the thread I would like to give you several links to help you out.
Nate Silver, pollster that uses several confusing equations to help tell how elections will turn out
Washington Post, a great go to source for up to date US Political news and national topics
Real Clear Politics, a great quick read if you are looking for politics/polls
Cook Political Report, a great way to get a partisan rating of a district or state, these ratings give a idea of the built in advantage a certain politician has when running for reelection
Please everyone feel free to join in with their picks, guesses, and news updates but be sure to give a reasonable explanation on why you think a person or party will win, or why that news update is relevant.
Political Maps ( Users )
YourFavoriteUser: Senate ( GOP +4 )
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John Madden: Senate ( GOP + 1 to Push )
John Madden: Governor ( Dem + 7 )
Political Maps ( Media/Pundits )
Washington Post: Senate ( GOP + 8 )