Ben Buchwalter


Electoral Map Contest!
October 17, 2008, 9:05 pm
Filed under: 2008 Election, Random | Tags:

I’m getting a little weary of the whole campaign season. I think it’s time to have a little fun with it. So I invite everyone to participate in the Projectile Politics Electoral Map Contest! The winner of the contest (rules and scoring described below) will win a marvelous prize (value: $10).

 

Rules

Visit this page on realclearpolitics.com to see state-by-state polling data and create your own map. On the map above (from Daily Kos) I’ve put the generally agreed upon swing states in yellow. But you can obviously switch any state to red or blue. When you are finished, click the link that says “Email this page to a friend.” Enter in your information and send to me (ben.buchwalter@gmail.com). In the box marked “your comments,” write the percentage of the popular vote you think each major candidate will receive. Predictions must be sent by next Friday October 24 (12 days before the election).

Scoring

  • The person who gets closest to the official electoral college count will get 15 points.
  • The person second closest to the official electoral college count will get 10 points.
  • The person third closest to the electoral college count will get 5 points.
  • The person who guesses the closest percentages will get 10 points.
  • The person who guesses the most states correctly will get 5 points.

And anyone can play! So send this to your friends if you want. Call or email me with any questions. Have fun and good luck!

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