The race to 270

A presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Most states predictably vote red or blue, but a small handful swing either way and make up the main election battlegrounds. What does it take to win the presidency?

270 votes to win

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump

Choose which states swing red or blue

Favors Republicans
Favors Democrats
Favors Third-party

Projected outcome: Hillary Clinton wins the race

Projected outcome: Donald Trump wins the race

Tap a state below to swing red or blue

Updated Nov. 3: This predicted electoral vote totals on this page were updated to reflect the total of both strong and likely support of each candidate.

Updated Oct. 21: This page was updated to include the potential for third-party candidates winning states, and the bars at the top of the page reflect only states that strongly favor a specific party outcome.

Source: Times reporting

Photo credits: Los Angeles Times, Associated Press