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What Makes A Tipping-Point State

In our latest forecast update podcast, Nate Silver and politics editor Micah Cohen talk about what makes a state more or less likely to be the tipping point in deciding which presidential candidate wins the Electoral College. Nate also fields listener questions about how the model works.

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Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.