While the hot stove for the VP races are likely to be the next big cycle in the race for the White House, one area that will get considerable attention is that of electoral math.

Electoral math is the funny formula that will give us the winner of the 2008 Presidential election.

There are sure to be plenty of gizmos like this one out there, but this was the first one I found.

This interactive electoral college map allows you to change red states to blue states and vice-versa, and allows you to set different starting points up to work with.

So play with it and post your predictions below.


  • Brother Johnathan

    McSame – 273
    Change Guy – 265

  • J. Shawn Durham

    Hmmm. A Democratic governor, a Democratic Senator and a heavily populated northern Virginia area that is younger and liberal, I’m not so sure about Va staying red. Espcially after watching Obama pull in another gazillion people at the rally in Bristol, Va., today. in ’04, Bush only beat Kerry by 8 points in the home of the Confederacy. I think if a military man like Jim Webb (who just recently kicked McCain’s butt over teh G.I. Bill) is Obama’s VP, then that would be all she wrote for VA.

    • Pdiddy

      obama’s not going to pick webb, his resume is way too thin, that ticket would be very easy to beat, and don’t tell me he served in the military, he’s a freaking novelist who won the race in va for one reason: macaca

      people keep saying it’s turning blue, and they said that in 2000 and 2004, but it’s still red enough where it counts, i predict a close but red win

  • Pdiddy

    i have mccain winning 275-263. I think he takes VA and that’s the difference maker

  • J. Shawn Durham

    As of June 5, I have Obama 282, McCain 256, with Obama winning Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and, yes, Virginia, which is as blue as it’s ever been post-Civil Rights bill 1964. I have McCain winning Florida, Ohio (although Obama is now leading there in some polls), Missouri, Nevada and New Hampshire. Howard Dean’s 50-state initiative in 2006 to ask EVERYONE for their vote is paying dividends right now in the Mountain West.