The Impact of Third Party Votes on CNN’s Key Races

I wanted to crunch some rough numbers to see for myself if third party votes were the prime reason for swinging the presidential election.

By going to CNN’s Election Coverage and picking out their “Key States” numbers, I ran a few very basic scenarios of partitioning the votes between the two major candidates.

See for yourself:

Excel File:…Impact_of_Third_Party_On_CNN-Key-Races.xlsx

One set of numerical calculations is not sufficient to draw a conclusion on what the depth of impact third party votes had, but it does help see that the discussion is a bit over-simplified at the moment.


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