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Want to be President? Carry the Big East states

Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:49 pm
With the 2012 Presidential election upcoming, here is a sure fire way to become the next President of the United States - simply win all the Big East states. reported Tuesday that Boise State, San Diego State, UCF, Houston and SMU will join the Big East in 2013. A formal announcement is expected Wednesday.

Bob Elliott, a copy editor at, did the numbers crunching and discovered the next POTUS only needs to campaign and win the Big East states. Well, that is 15 states after all, including the District of Columbia.

Carrying all 15 states would give the next POTUS the minimum required 270 electoral votes, so don't waste your time campaigning in Iowa - that's Big Ten country. Presidential candidates need to concentrate solely on the Big East.

West Virginia was not included as a Big East state since the Mountaineers are all but officially out the door to the Big 12 - either in 2012 or 2013 or 2014, although Pennsylvania and New York remained as a Big East state because even without Pitt and Syracuse to the ACC there still remains Big East schools in each respective state.

Here's the breakdown of electoral votes by each state with that will have a Big East member in 2013.

State Electoral votes (Big East member)
California 55 (San Diego State)
Idaho 4 (Boise State)
Texas 38 (SMU, Houston)
Wisconsin 10 (Marquette)
Illinois 20 (DePaul)
Indiana 11 (Notre Dame)
Kentucky 8 (Louisville)
Ohio 18 (Cincinnati)
New York 29 (St. John's)
Pennsylvania 20 (Villanova)
Connecticut 7 (UConn)
Rhode Island 4 (Providence)
New Jersey 14 (Rutgers, Seton Hall)
Florida 29 (South Florida, UCF)
District of Columbia 3 (Georgetown)

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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:29 am

Want to be President? Carry the Big East states

Nice report... If someone was running for President should you cheer for the Big East or is that something not to say? Looks like all of the Big East schools might not be the largest schools in the nation and maybe not even in their state. It is always to hear a fun stat. Do you think TV money will want to join the Big East? NOT

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:06 am

Want to be President? Carry the Big East states

Hmmm...While amusing, I'm not real sure how insightful this post was. Okay, I'll bite and take the other side. Presidential Elections (like College Football) are a popularity contest. I don't question the number of electoral votes, but I do question whether you have the "most popular" team from some of these States?? Show up in Ohio wear a cincinnati shirt and let your opponent wear an Ohio St shirt. You just lost 18 electoral votes. Swing through Florida doing the dorning your USF while your opponent wears UF...-29. Next Texas...SMU vs Texas...-38. On to California...SDST vs CAL...-55. Wisconsin...Wisky vs Marquette...-10. Illinois...Illini vs Depaul...-20. Just for fun, we'll call the rest of them yours. You just went from 270 votes to 170. (Note to self...don't hire McMurphy as Campaign Manager)

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