LIST: 10 battleground states to watch in November


LIST: 10 battleground states to watch in November

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 10, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — With the general election match-up between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump mostly set following Tuesday's primaries, attention can turn to the electoral map and the battleground states where the presidency will be decided in November.

Trump's campaign has identified 15 states to focus on in the general election, including some that Republicans have not won in decades. ...

While both campaigns have made improbable claims that they can put new states in play this year (Trump in California and Clinton in Texas, for example), experts expect the electoral map to look relatively similar to recent election cycles.

If that is the case, Clinton will have a demographic advantage and a slightly easier road to 270 electoral votes based on states that are firmly Democratic or leaning blue.

"Donald Trump's challenge is turning those purple states red and flipping a couple of blue states," said Kerwin Swint, professor of political science at Kennesaw State University.

That sounds like a tall order, but economic dissatisfaction and anti-establishment fervor could give Trump an opening. ...

* Also see Kerwin Swint's comments at 

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