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Projecting a presidential winner

I was reading an article in the Kansas City Star, Mapping a long road to the White House, and noticed a reference to FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right. I suggest you take a look at it.

I have not fully digested their methodology, but it appears they are trying to be open in disclosing the methodology.

Note their list of states in the left column. The states are in groups of 4-6. The names are pretty standard -- New England, Pacific, Rust Belt, etc. But one stands out: "Acela." Before you look at FiveThirtyEight.com, guess the 5 states in Acela.

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