Romney faces a narrow path to 270 electoral votes, but his team remains optimistic
Dan Balz and Philip RuckerBOSTON — Mitt Romney faces a narrow path to the presidency, one that requires winning back states that President Obama took from Republicans in 2008 and that has few apparent opportunities for Romney to steal away traditionally Democratic states.
Months ago, Obama’s campaign advisers laid out five distinct ways for the president to clear the threshold of 270 electoral college votes and win reelection. As Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and his advisers chart their strategy, they plan to target a dozen to 15 states and say that they, too, have more routes than their opponents claim.
But Romney’s team acknowledges that any realistic course to 270 starts with winning back three historically Republican states that Obama won in 2008 — Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia — and believes that changing demographics in Virginia present a challenge.
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"Romney faces a narrow path to 270 electoral votes, but his team remains optimistic", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 27/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/romney-faces-a-narrow-path-to-270-electoral-votes-but-his-team-remains-optimistic