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Op-ed column: New York state is not necessarily in the bag for Obama

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The last Republican presidential candidate to win the state of New York was Ronald Reagan in 1984, which helped him achieve his bid for re-election quite handily. At the time, New York had 36 votes in the Electoral College, which was 11 votes less than its high of 47 in 1948. Despite that loss, the state was second only to California for the most in the nation. The distribution of electoral votes reflects the number ...


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