I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict what the news will be saying a few minutes after 9 pm EST on Tuesday, 4 November:
- Blue: states for Obama (275 electoral votes)
- Red: states for McCain (150 electoral votes)
- Tan: states that don’t matter (113 electoral votes)
If you live in one of the tan states, my prediction is that your vote is irrelevant to the electoral total. The only ones that will count are those that close by 9 pm EST (6 pm PST).