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This is the current CONSENSUS:
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CHANGES SINCE LAST UPDATE:

ELECTORAL VOTE DISTRIBUTION:

538.com moves OBAMA from 304 to 305; ROMNEY from 233 to 232
Electoral-Vote.com moves ROMNEY from 215 to 206
TPM moves OBAMA to 303 from 285
Pollster.com moves OBAMA from 259 to 277; ROMNEY from 215 to 191
PrincetonConsortium moves OBAMA to 323 from 319, ROMNEY to 215 from 219
ElectoralScoreboard moves OBAMA to 291 from 282, ROMNEY to 247 from 256

BATTLEGROUND STATE DESIGNATION:

TPM moves OHIO from TIED to OBAMA
Electoral-Vote.com moves COLORADO from ROMNEY to TIED
Pollster.com moves OHIO from TIED to OBAMA; NEW HAMPSHIRE from OBAMA to TIED; NORTH CAROLINA from ROMNEY to TIED
PrincetonConsortium moves FLORIDA and VIRGINIA from TIED to OBAMA
.ElectoralScoreboard moves COLORADO from ROMNEY to OBAMA

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And the current ELECTORAL VOTE CONSENSUS:
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SPECIA: NOTES:

1. Sam Wang now gives OBAMA a 99.8% chance of victory. Nate Silver has moved the President's odds to 84%

2. We really need to observe a moment of silence for CNN - now the laughingstock of those who hold the word 'NEWS" in reverence. RIP, CNN.

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