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Hillary Clinton Campaign Bracing for an Electoral College Blowout

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The word is that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has stopped looking at a win and are now trying to run up the score.

Revealing a level of confidence Clinton’s inner circle has been eager to squash for weeks, outside advisers have now identified victories in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire as the path of least resistance, delivering for the Democratic nominee more than the 270 electoral votes needed to take the White House. And they are projecting increased confidence about her chances in Republican-leaning North Carolina, a state that could prove as critical as Ohio or Pennsylvania.

Those consultants said they see virtually no chance of Donald Trump winning Pennsylvania, a state with 20 electoral votes that tantalizes Republicans each cycle but has gone blue in the past six presidential elections. That confidence was boosted by a recent Monmouth University poll that put Clinton up 10 points over college-educated whites in that battleground state and tied with the Republican nominee among white women, a group of voters that Mitt Romney won by 9 points in 2012.

Democrats advising the campaign said they feel equally confident about her standing in New Hampshire, where Clinton was leading Trump by 15 points in a WBUR poll released in August.

Those two victories, coming on top of the 249 electoral votes that are part of the “blue wall” of states that vote firmly Democratic, would be enough to call the race for Clinton with 273 electoral votes in the bag.

The absence of a clear campaign strategy makes Donald Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes even more difficult.

But the Clinton campaign is not putting all its eggs in what looks like its sturdiest basket. A massive financial advantage over Trump has given the campaign an opportunity to keep its numerous paths to 270 open for now, aiming for a wide-open map, deep into the calendar.

“She is sitting at 269 electoral votes guaranteed right now,” said David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama’s two victories and an outside adviser to Clinton’s campaign, including the battleground state of Pennsylvania in his count. “I would argue she is sitting at 347 but for argument’s sake we can suspend reality for a moment.”

I wish I could write this of as mere puffery but I can’t. With Donald Trump at the top of the ticket Georgia and Arizona have become battleground states. Trump doesn’t break 50% in the polling in freakin Utah.

There are two big reasons why the Clinton campaign is doing this, other than the fact that they have raised a bazillion dollars and can. First, Clinton wants to change the composition of the House and Senate as much as possible. By doing a full court press, she will pick of vulnerable House members in Red-to-Purple states that would have survived if she had focused on a simple win. It looks like, however, that this strategy is problematic as my colleague Jay Caruso posted. The second reason is that she would like to enter office with a “mandate.” (In the immortal words of James Carville, “The only politician in America I know with a mandate is Jim McGreevey.”) A huge electoral college victory will give her bargaining power with Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan who will run like scalded dogs from the notion that they are obstructing the will of the first woman president. And that is a strategy that definitely will work.

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    • hateriarch

      That article is by Redstate, operated by none other than Eric Erickson who is completely in the bag for Hillary and is a RINO. He is not a conservative. He is with the globalists and doesn’t care what happens to this country as long as he gets wealthy. Every signal out there point to this article being false and it is just more MSM pushing for Hillary.

      • JKnTX

        What is really sad is that he seems to think that he is really good at this and convincing, when the exact opposite is so.

    • JKnTX

      Yes, but not for Hills!
      They haven’t even got the harpy through the debates yet.
      At the rate the war witch is going downhill, they won’t be able to pump in enough happy drugs to make it happen for the Dems.

    • Ideas Time

      Polls are nothing more that PsyOps so the establishment can steal the election and keep the peace at the same time. In the real world Trump is crushing her. If everyone wore red to vote for Trump you could see his support and not relay on what they, the establishment and vote counters tell you.

      Make no mistake they intend to give this selection to HC so crime can continue for the elite unabated.

      • MyAmMe

        That is EXACTLY what I’ve been thinking about, if everybody voting for Trump identified themselves by wearing red when they vote for Trump, Trumps’ win would be irrefutable. Seems simple to me. Trump needs to tell everyone to wear red and take as many pictures as possible. Exit polling would be super easy too!

        The only reason they can steal the election is because voting is kept secret. We need to discard that aspect and make our choice obvious.

        • wiseoldlady

          Obvious… would be screamed discrimination….!!! Male vs female…!!! If upon exiting after voting one could or willingly would tell a tally counter for whom he voted…doing this at every voting station….then a more accurate assessment of total votes would be defined. But then again there are those in the military, absentee ballots, etc. They deliberately created a fool proof system to cheat.

    • marlio

      HIllary can never be president because she is a traitor, a liar, a crook and probably had at least 100 people murdered. She is physically and mentally unstable and will never be able to function. I doubt she makes it through the debates.

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