Winner of popular vote may be denied presidency
Analysts lay out scenarios for the Electoral College
The close race between President Obama and Mitt Romney has once again raised the possibility of a candidate winning the popular vote but losing the White House through the Electoral College result. In most scenarios, Romney has been projected as the victim, with Obama retaining a narrow lead in states that would let him accumulate more than the required 270 electoral votes. Were that to happen, it would be the reverse of Al Gore’s 2000 loss to George Bush.