Obama leads global electoral college vote by embarrassingly wide margin
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is sweeping the conservative business site Economist.com’s wholly unscientific but fascinating mock global election.
The Illinois senator has racked up 8,192 worldwide electoral college votes compared to his GOP opponent John McCain with a total of three votes — all from the tiny mountain nation of Andorra.
The sixth-smallest nation on the planet, Andorra is a well-known tax haven and vacation home locale and is noted for having citizens with the world’s longest life expectancy at 83.5 years.
Besides the U.S., Obama is winning decisively in Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial New Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Slovakia is leaning Obama. The other nations have not voted in high enough proportions to register a preference.
Voting remains open until 12 a.m. GMT Nov. 1 (or 5 p.m. Oct. 31 Mountain Time Zone).
The site has logged 659 comments, as of this writing, and well worth the time to peruse.
My personal favorite penned by Koxinga on Sept. 30 at 17:36: “I wonder how many people did not select their real nationality or country of residence when voting. All the North Koreans and Bhutanese raise your hands!”
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