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Scottie Nell Hughes is a CNN political commentator, the political editor of RightAlerts.com and a surrogate for the 2016 Donald J. Trump for President campaign. She is the author of "Roar: The New Conservative Woman Speaks Out." The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)Those looking for an insight into how the presidential election might unfold a little more than a month from now might be tempted to turn to the national polls for clues. But as the two candidates try to cobble together the necessary 270 Electoral College votes, and as the polls in several crucial states have tightened, it is clear that the campaigns are increasingly focusing on something else: turnout.