The Jackpot States

Eight big ones will decide an election that Reagan now leads

With one month to go in the longest presidential campaign in American history, the candidates are acting as if they are just getting started. They are putting on a burst of speed, going more places, giving more speeches, campaigning as if their lives depended on it—and indeed their political lives do. In these last critical weeks, Carter and Reagan are trying to reach the winning number of 270 electoral votes by zeroing in on the same glittering jackpot—the nation's eight most populous...

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