Elections Expert Talks Presidential Race, Non-Partisan Analytics

    Sheldon Jacobson Non-Partisan Analytics Talks Presidential Race

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been traveling to swing states to sway voters in their last dash to the White House.

    Amongst these, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire.

    In total, there are 11 battle ground states which will deliver 146 electoral votes, and keep in mind, only 270 are needed to win the presidency.

    Elections expert’s Sheldon Jacobson has been tracking the polls with his non-partisan website “Election Analytics” at the University of Illinois.

    Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump has been narrowing the gap tremendously between himself and Hillary Clinton.

    Jacobson said it was an unprecedented close race.

    “Donald Trump knows he has to take Florida, without Florida he cannot win the election,” Jacobson said. “Another state that’s important is North Carolina. And with North Carolina he is actually ahead, but some of the urban areas around Charlotte and Greensboro.”

    This year, more than usual, people are anxiously waiting to see the outcome of this election.

    Jacobson said the defense play came from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    “Donald Trump has to play offense, and he is playing a very good offensive play tonight.”

    FOX Champaign’s parent company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, will be hosting a post-election day Townhall on Wednesday.

    It’s taking place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    We’ll be live streaming it on our website foxillinois.com.

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