Obama will have no problem reaching 270 electoral votes, which is all he needs to win. Silver has him at 294. Other projections range to over 300. IGNORE THE NATIONAL POLLS -- they mean nothing. We do not have a national election. We have fifty state elections. The winner of the electoral college wins the Presidency. Obama will easily reach 270 electoral college votes. If he doesn't, it will be blatantly obvious the GOP stole the election. I think it would be too obvious, thus they won't try.