Campaigns are a messy business. Getting voters to show up on Election Day, fighting the opposition and displaying platforms requires a delicate balance, and every campaign in history could be improved through hindsight.
Ultimately, none of that matters. Every election comes down to a small handful of swing states, because the electoral votes are what decide the outcome.
While the Clinton Campaign has started counting a victory that is far from determined, the Trump campaign is spending the final weeks focusing on the four states that will be the key to the next presidency: Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. If Trump can clinch these four states and maintain current polling results, it will secure 273 electoral votes and the presidency.
Right now, Clinton has 115 votes that are unlikely to change to Trump’s 49. When you tally the rest of the states that have reasonably predictable leanings, Clinton still has a lead, but both candidates will need key wins in these states to clinch the deal.
If the strategy works, the final tally will be 273 points for Trump and 265 points for Clinton. When you see just how close the race really is, you should need no extra emphasis to understand how important your vote really is.
Watch the video. See why the polls are understating Trump’s chances, but most of all, make sure you vote.