MAP: The Candidates and Which States Are In the Bag, Which Are Up for Grabs
Check out this latest map showing the U.S. states and where the candidates stand when it comes to locking down a win in each of them. A total of 270 electoral votes are needed for a candidate to win the presidential election.
Currently, President Obama will likely take 177, but could snag another 70 based on states leaning his direction. That would give him 247 electoral votes in total.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has likely secured 108 electoral votes, but could grab another 74 based on leaning states. That would give him a total of 182 votes. What does all this mean?
Well, the election will likely come down to the toss-up states and which way their voters decide to go.