The way the election is developing, seems like there are some bad news for the Republicans. The electoral map is a huge problem for them right now.
If former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, wins the Democratic presidential nomination and wins Florida and the 19 states (with Washington, D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic nominee in each of the last six elections, she is going to be the 45th president. The Washington Post recently published an article which takes a look at the map.
Lets say Clinton will win all those states which will give her 271 electoral votes, and to win the general election a candidate is required 270 votes, so this makes her one vote over the bar.
On the Republican side, it doesn’t matter who will their presidential candidate be, Trump or Cruz or someone else, things are looking pretty bad. There are 13 states that have gone for the GOP presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, according to Post’s article. The bad news for them is that they total only 102 electoral votes.
As the Post’s columnist Greg Sargent writes, there’s another element to the Florida vote. In the last decades, Puerto Rico has a big population boost, which could give the Democrats an added advantage in the electoral college map. Further more, Republicans seem to be creating a problem for themselves with Latino voters, due to the failure of the GOP-controlled Congress to help Puerto Rico restructure it’s debt.