Sunday, November 4, 2012

‘The Simpsons’ predicts Electoral College: Obama 290, Romney 248

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Writers for “The Simpsons” snuck their own Electoral College prediction into a recent promotional video and they’re calling it for President Obama.

In the one-and-a-half minute video, the cartoon’s character Mr. Burns endorses Mitt Romney, though it’s really just an excuse for the liberal-leaning show to make jokes about Republicans.

At one point, Burns stands in front of an Electoral College map that shows a narrow Obama win, 290-248. The map shows Obama winning in the West and Upper Midwest and Romney cleaning up in the South.

For the record, “The Simpsons” writers call Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and New Hampshire for Obama; Virginia, North Carolina and Florida for Romney.

That’s in line with predictions from conservative-leaning analyst Scott Elliott and the Real Clear Politics “no tossups” projection, but below several other predictions for a larger Obama margin.

As fans of the show can attest, “The Simpsons” has made some accurate predictions before with jokes about soy-based snacks, Farmville and Siegfried and Roy.


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