CNN has updated its rating of battleground states
Several states move toward Trump and his path is now clearer, but Clinton still holds the advantage
The latest snapshot of the Electoral College map heading into the final days is a little more favorable to Trump, but Clinton still holds a clear advantage.
– Maine’s 2nd Congressional District moves from “battleground” to “lean Republican”
– Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District (1) moves from “solid Republican” to “battleground”
– Ohio moves from from “battleground” to “lean Republican”
– Utah from “battleground” to “lean Republican”
That adds 37 more electoral votes to Clinton’s total and puts her at 273 electoral votes – just ahead of the needed 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Explore the map and make your choices
Road to 270: Electoral College map
Note: The split congressional district ratings are symbolized with diagonal lines.
The state of play
The full rundown is below:
Clinton’s electoral vote total is at 268 when you add up all the states that are solidly or leaning in her direction and Donald Trump’s is 204 when you combine all the states that are solidly or leaning in his direction. That leaves six remaining battleground contests worth a total of 66 electoral votes in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and the second congressional district in and around Omaha, Nebraska.
It’s important to note what this map reflects and what it does not reflect: while Trump has made gains, Clinton remains in a much stronger electoral position than the GOP nominee. In the current snapshot, Clinton would only need to win one of the remaining toss-up states to secure the presidency. Trump needs to win all of them. However, this current map does represent an ever-so-slightly less steep mountain for him to to climb to 270 electoral votes.
The changes to the map reflect current polling, reporting with the campaigns and affiliated groups tracking the state of play in each critical state, television advertising decisions made by the campaigns and outside groups, and the candidate/surrogate travel schedules.
This is not a prediction of where the map will end up on Tuesday night when the votes are counted, it is simply a snapshot heading into the homestretch.
Alabama (9), Alaska (3), Arkansas (6), Idaho (4), Indiana (11), Kansas (6), Kentucky (8), Louisiana (8), Mississippi (6), Missouri (10), Montana (3), Nebraska (5), North Dakota (3), Oklahoma (7), South Carolina (9), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (11), Texas (38), West Virginia (5), Wyoming (3) (158 total)
Arizona (11), Georgia (16), Utah (6) (33 total)
Florida (29), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), Ohio (18), North Carolina (15) (74 total)
Colorado (9), Michigan (16), New Hampshire (4), Pennsylvania (20), Virginia (13), Wisconsin (10), (72 total)
California (55), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), DC (3), Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Maine (4), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New York (29), Oregon (7), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Washington (12), Minnesota (10), New Mexico (5) (201 total)
Will Mullery and Tal Yellin contributed to this story.