Swingers 2008: A guide to the swing states and swing voters.

A guide to the swing states.
Oct. 29 2008 10:50 AM

Swingers 2008

A guide to the swing states and swing voters.

Between now and Election Day, Slate writers are surveying the geography and demography of the states and voters that will decide this year's presidential election. Colorado is becoming more Democratic—will it enough to help Obama? Can McCain take back New Hampshire, which voted for Kerry, and hang on to Ohio, the state that put President Bush over the top in 2004?  We'll also examine the differences between a swing voter and a swing state, and profile some voting blocs that could prove pivotal.

"How Does a Red State Turn Blue? Tagging along with Obama and McCain canvassers in North Carolina," by Laurel Wamsley. Posted Oct. 30, 2008.

"The Pennsylvania Party: As the candidates are discovering, the state's Democrats and Republicans can be hard to tell apart," by Dennis B. Roddy. Posted Oct. 28, 2008.

"Sweet on Obama: He's running away with Ohio's famous cookie poll, but the actual polls aren't so bleak for McCain," by Rachael Larimore. Posted Oct. 28, 2008.  

"Are You a Swing Voter?  A Slate interactive calculator," by Chris Wilson. Posted Oct. 27, 2008.

"Will Obama Crap Out?  His ground game could win Nevada, but McCain's still a 13-12 favorite," by Josh Levin. Posted Oct. 22, 2008.

"Obama vs. McCain vs. Gay Marriage: In California, the presidential race is taking a back seat to gay marriage," by Farhad Manjoo. Posted Oct. 15, 2008.

"It's the Little Things: In the New Mexico presidential race, no town is too small to matter," by Jacob Leibenluft. Posted Oct. 13, 2008.  

"Have I Got the Candidate for You! How the real-estate market could turn Florida for Obama," by Emily Yoffe. Posted Monday, Oct. 13, 2008.

"As Goes Omaha …: Could Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District swing the presidential election?" by Jacob Leibenluft. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008.

"Chinese Democracy: Why don't we ever hear about the Asian-American vote?" by Christopher Beam. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 1.

"So You Think You're a Swing Voter? Think again: It depends on whether you live in a swing state," by John Dickerson. Posted Tuesday, Sept. 30.

"Don't Take It for Granite: Democrats control New Hampshire, but Obama still faces a tough battle here," by John Swansburg. Posted Monday, Sept. 29.

"The Colorado Purple: The state is finally taking a shine to Democrats. But is it blue enough to accept Obama?" by Christopher Beam. Posted Sept. 23.

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