That’s the cumulative total of electoral votes in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, three states that will help determine the outcome of the Nov. 6 presidential election. The three states together have more electoral votes at stake than six other states, totaling 50 votes, where President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney also are actively campaigning.
All three states are hosting a presidential candidate today. Obama will campaign in Vienna, Virginia, in the vote-rich suburbs of Washington, D.C., and then in Cleveland, Ohio. Romney will be in Abingdon, Virginia, located in the state’s southwestern area, before campaigning in St. Petersburg, Florida,
There are 29 electoral votes at stake in Florida, 18 in Ohio and 13 in Virginia. All three states backed Obama in 2008 and also voted four years earlier to re-elect Republican President George W. Bush.