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Electoral Vote Map and Other 2012 Presidential Election Resources

Want to check on electoral votes? Campaign ad spending? We've got help.

Election Day 2012 -- November 6— is near, and another presidential debate has come and gone.

So going beyond the rhetoric of President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, there are several Internet resources that you can use to follow the essential data.

For instance, take electoral votes—the votes that really matter. In the 2000 election, Al Gore got more popular votes than George W. Bush. But Bush won because he earned Florida's electoral votes.

So check here for projected electoral votes; a candidate needs 271 electoral votes to win the election.

Also, for such resources as political ad spending and a candidate "match game" quiz, click here.

-- How do you plan to vote for president? Tell us in the comments below.

electric123 October 22, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Lets bring down the Republican machine
Trish October 22, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Both parties have machines. It is our duty as citizens to get educated and involved. We need to speak up when we see things that are wrong and work to correct them. No party is totally good. I am for liberty and freedom.
Chip Jacobs October 23, 2012 at 02:52 PM
A candidate needs 270 electoral votes, not 271. There are 538 electoral votes total. That's why pundits get to have so much fun creating scenarios in which the candidates deadlock at 269.

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