Going into the weekend before the elections, here's a game for everyone! RULES: 1. Enter R (for McCain-Palin), D (for Obama-Biden), or X (for other) in the spaces provided beside the states, to submit your predictions of who will win which state in the 2008 Presidential Election. You may also leave some states blank, if you do not wish to make a guess for that state. 2. You get 1 point for every correct prediction, -1 for every incorrect prediction, and 0 for every blank. 3. You must also answer the Bonus question, which will be used only to break a tie, if two or more players end up with the same final score. See the example provided in the next post for an acceptable answer format for the bonus question. 4. The winner will be dubbed the Electoral Geek of 2008. DEADLINE: Entries submitted after midnight (Eastern Standard Time, US) on the night of Monday, Nov 3 will not be eligible for the game. This is a little over 2.5 days from now, and will be Tuesday morning/afternoon for most parts of Europe/Africa/Asia. I will post reminders as we get closer to the submission deadline. FANTASY TABLE: Code (Text): * Alabama - * Alaska - * Arizona - * Arkansas - * California - * Colorado - * Connecticut - * Delaware - * District of Columbia - * Florida - * Georgia - * Hawaii - * Idaho - * Illinois - * Indiana - * Iowa - * Kansas - * Kentucky - * Louisiana - * Maine - * Maryland - * Massachusetts - * Michigan - * Minnesota - * Mississippi - * Missouri - * Montana - * Nebraska - * Nevada - * New Hampshire - * New Jersey - * New Mexico - * New York - * North Carolina - * North Dakota - * Ohio - * Oklahoma - * Oregon - * Pennsylvania - * Rhode Island - * South Carolina - * South Dakota - * Tennessee - * Texas - * Utah - * Vermont - * Virginia - * Washington - * West Virginia - * Wisconsin - * Wyoming - BONUS QUESTION: Who will win the popular vote, and what will be the margin of victory over the runner up (as a percentage of total votes counted, to 4 significant figures)? WINNER: The winner (highest scorer) will be announced no later than Wednesday night (EST-US), barring any last minute glitches or required counting of provisional ballots (the necessity of which will be decided by me). NOTE: When copying the fantasy table, it is preferable to first hit the QUOTE button (either on this post, or any other post containing a properly formatted fantasy table), and then either: (i) copy the entire table (including the code tags) from there into a new post and enter your predictions, or (ii) simply delete everything other than the table, put in your predictions, and submit. See the example submission below.