Eric Davis: Electoral College will mean uncertainty

Many reputable national polls conducted over the past two weeks show former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead of about 10 percent over President Donald Trump. A gap of this magnitude is larger than the margin of polling error, so a popular vote victory for the Biden-Harris ticket is highly likely. However, as we learned in 2000 and 2016, the electoral vote, not the popular vote, will determine who is inaugurated president on Jan. 20. In 2016, Trump won states with 306 electoral votes, 36 more than the 27 … (read more)

The electoral college and other quirks of U.S. voting

BRISTOL — To get a sense of why the Electoral College is criticized so heavily these days, one need only consider that Republican Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 despite losing the popular vote by 2,868,686 ballots. One way to look at that fact … (read more)

Eric Davis: An electoral college twist is lurking

Most projections of possible Electoral College outcomes in the 2020 presidential election use 270 as the minimum number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Two-hundred-seventy is the smallest possible majority out of the total of 538 electora … (read more)