My political leanings run parallel to Mark Evanier. His recent post regarding the Electoral College leads with the following paragraph:

At the moment, Hillary Clinton is ahead by ten or more points in enough states to ensure a victory in the Electoral College. She’s ahead in enough states to rack up somewhere between 318 and 361 votes if she wins everywhere she’s ahead by more than two but if you just look at states where she’s in double digits, that’s 273 — and it only takes 270.

I’m pretty convinced that Hillary Clinton is going to win the Presidency. Still, I live in Illinois so there’s not much chance of the state turning red in a national election. But for those of you in red/purple states… please vote.