However, it is clear that Florida will again play the biggest role in determining who will win this election. With 27 electoral votes, Florida carries only 1 less vote than Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, and West Virginia combined.
Take a look at this map for an interactive view of this race. USANow's analysis boils down to this:
- Bush must win both Florida and Ohio to win this race.
- In addition to these two states, Bush must win either Nevada or West Virginia.
Between now and the Republican National Convention, the Bush team better work overtime crafting a message that energizes Florida Republicans. Just like 2000, every Floridian vote is crucial.