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Decision 2016

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3 Potential Paths to Victory for Clinton and Trump



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    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

    Both of the major-party presidential candidates are ramping up their campaigns as they try to lock down enough states to add up to the 270 electoral votes they need to win the race.

    According to NBC News’ battleground state map, Hillary Clinton appears to have a lock on 182 electoral votes with an additional 92 leaning in her favor. That makes a total of 274.

    As for Donald Trump, NBC News estimates that 71 electoral votes are a lock, with an additional 109 leaning Republican, meaning a total of 180.

    There are several ways in which the race could play out in either candidate’s favor.