Biden crosses 270 threshold in CNN's Electoral College outlook for first time
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2020-10-08 05:30:55 UTC
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(CNN) — Joe Biden is surging in the battle for the White House with less than
four weeks to go until Election Day.

In our latest Electoral College outlook, the Democratic presidential nominee
crosses the 270 threshold for the first time this year. If you add up the states
that are currently rated as solidly in his camp (203 electoral votes) and those
leaning in his direction (87 electoral votes), it brings his total to 290
electoral votes.

As President Donald Trump remains infected with coronavirus and absent from the
campaign trail, his campaign finds itself in its worst political position since
the start of the campaign season. The President had a disastrous debate
performance last week in what was one of his last best chances to turn things
around before millions of Americans began casting their ballots.

It only got worse from there, when his response to contracting Covid-19 was to
tell the country not to worry about it and demonstrate a brazen lack of
leadership by removing his mask on a White House balcony overlooking the South
Lawn for all the world to see -- precisely the move that nearly every scientist
and expert says goes against promoting the best weapon we currently have to
combat the virus.

The Trump campaign also finds itself at a significant competitive disadvantage
with the Biden campaign when it comes to money to spend on critical TV ads in
the homestretch -- exactly the moment when a campaign wants to maximize spending
to open as many paths to 270 as possible.


Solid Republican:

Alabama (9), Alaska (3), Arkansas (6), Idaho (4), Indiana (11), Kansas (6),
Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8), Mississippi (6), Missouri (10), Montana (3),
Nebraska (4), North Dakota (3), Oklahoma (7), South Carolina (9), South Dakota
(3), Tennessee (11), Utah (6), West Virginia (5), Wyoming (3) (125 total)

Leans Republican:

Texas (38) (38 total)

Battleground states:

Florida (29), Georgia (16), Iowa (6), Maine 2nd Congressional District (1),
North Carolina (15), Ohio (18) (85 total)

Leans Democratic:

Arizona (11), Colorado (9), Michigan (16), Minnesota (10), Nebraska 2nd
Congressional District (1), Nevada (6), New Hampshire (4), Pennsylvania (20),
Wisconsin (10) (87 total)

Solid Democratic:

California (55), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), DC (3), Hawaii (4), Illinois
(20), Maine (3), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New Mexico
(5), New York (29), Oregon (7), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Virginia (13),
Washington (12) (203 total)

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2020-10-08 05:42:50 UTC
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