In spite of all the political turmoil down the final stretch of election 2016, few consultants are predicting a major surprise once the votes are counted on Election Night.
What is clear ahead of Tuesday is that the electoral math remains daunting for Donald Trump who needs to run the table in the most closely contested battlegrounds to have a realistic shot at defeating Hillary Clinton.
So we at C&E asked a range of strategists from across the political spectrum to draw us their Electoral College maps. More than a dozen fearless consultants agreed. Their 2016 predictions are below.
Phillip Stutts, Republican
Founder and CEO, Go BIG Media
Stefan Hankin, Democrat
President of Lincoln Park Strategies
Michelle Coyle, Democrat
Founder of BGSD Strategies
Seth Weathers, Republican
Former Georgia state director for Trump, Weathers is President of WEATHERSCORP.
Jordan Lieberman, Nonpartisan
President of Audience Partners
David Mowery, Nonpartisan
Chairman of Mowery Consulting Group and FIXR Digital
Chuck Rocha, Democrat
Founder of Solidarity Strategies
Josh Sharp, Republican
Co-founder and Managing Director at Advoc8
Bud Jackson, Democrat
Founder of Jackson Group Media
Jeffrey Carson, Libertarian
Evan McMullin for President; Co-founder and principal, Evolt Consulting Group
Josh Nanberg, Democrat
President and founder of Ampersand Strategies
Sue Zoldak, Republican
Founder and Owner of The Zoldak Agency
JR Starrett, Democrat
Senior Director at Common Sense Media
Brian Ross Adams, Democrat
Founder of Trusted Messenger Marketing