"Based upon the results of the 2008 election for president but with the electoral vote for the 2012 election, the Republicans would see a slight gain under the projected apportionment of 7 votes," Polidata's Clark Bensen told POLITICO on Thursday. "Twelve of the 18 states with shifts voted for Obama in 2008 while 6 voted for McCain. Nine of the 12 Obama states would lose seats, while five of the six McCain states would gain."
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Population and Trends in the Electoral College
The 2012 election will have a different distribution in the electoral college, and the Republicans may realize a slight benefit. The Politico reports: