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Election 2016: The final lap

It all comes down to the next fourteen days. With polls varying wildly, Trump and Clinton both vow to push hard in the home stretch. Overall most of the experts are predicting a Clinton victory citing the majority of the polls. However, the Trump camp has shrugged this off as just another round of pundit pontificating.

Trump continues his barnstorming tours of battleground states as he tries to up his supporters energy and enhances turnout. Meanwhile, Hillary has her husband and both the President and Vice President making appearances supporting her. Clinton is trying to ensure the Obama coalition of minority and young voters turns out for her as well. However, this will be a more difficult challenge as Hillary is having trouble drawing crowds.

The electoral college map looks unfamiliar as states like Georgia are in play in the South while Wisconsin and Pensylvania are in play in the North.  Trump will need to balance  the swing states carefully as he allocates his time and money in the coming days.Trump will need a sizable turnout from the middle class in the rust belt to win the election.

This election is difficult to predict but I give Trump the edge as his message on trade and jobs should be enough to tip part of the rust belt into his camp.

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