Nate Silver's 538.com site tends to get most of the attention these days, but he is hardly the only notable statistician around. Indeed, Sam Wang, Larry J. Sabato and Josh Putnam have sometimes proven to be more accurate with their projections.
While many thousands of politically obsessed folks across this great land of ours have taken to habitually refreshing 538.com's voting percentage projections for an inside scoop on who will win tomorrow night, there are also those predictions regarding who will win the Electoral College. Which is somewhat more important since whoever wins that one will then become the next President of the United States.
There are some predictive discrepancies this year between these four notable election statisticians. All of them do have a lot on the line in terms of the soundness of their Electoral College prediction models, along with the state of their reputations for being all-knowing and wise. It really is quite a Nerd War if you think about it.
As of 10pm last night, here is how they're calling 'em. Please note, by the time you see this post all four of these projections will have likely changed a little. For their latest prognostications please check the links I've provided below for updates, both now and throughout the day.
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win.
Nate Silver (538.com) - (link)
Hillary Clinton: 294
Donald Trump: 243
Sam Wang (Princeton Election Consortium) - (link)
Hillary Clinton: 323
Donald Trump: 215
Larry J. Sabato (University of Virginia Center for Politics) - (link)
Hillary Clinton 293
Donald Trump 214
Toss Ups 31
Josh Putnam (Frontloading HQ) - (link)
Hillary Clinton: 340
Donald Trump: 198
Of course, the real results won't be known until sometime tomorrow night. We'll let you know if we hear anything before then.
The Los Angeles Times makes their call
Here is how they're seeing it. Link here.