Republicans Have a Massive Electoral College Problem

Republicans are squarely behind the 8-ball in November’s presidential election, no matter who the nominees turn out to be.


The Washington Post breaks down the math, and it does not look good for the GOP. If the Democratic nominee in November wins the 19 states (and Washington, D.C.) that every Democratic nominee has won in every election since 1992, all it would take is victory in Florida to give them the White House.

The 13 states that have gone for the GOP in the last six elections only add up to 102 electoral votes. That means Republicans need to find another 168 to win in November. Democrats simply need to find 28. 

Republicans could win Ohio, Colorado and other battleground states, but it wouldn’t matter as long as Democrats win Florida, or any other combination of extra states to find those 28 electoral votes.

Here’s what that map could look like:


That’s a huge problem for the GOP, and it’s probably not going to get better with Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November.