Democratic Convention: The Election Turf War

Don't let all the blue on this map fool you: George W. Bush may have a nationwide lead, but he has not locked up the states that will decide the election. Bush is doing best in the West and the Deep South. But Gore has New York and California, which have three more electoral votes than all the Bush states west of the Mississippi. So the most important territory is the Midwest, where Bush's lead tends to fall within the margin of error. Bush is targeting several other states in the South and the Northwest that have voted for Clinton but...

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