We're all going on record to predict the election. Here's mine.
Bush gets Florida, Ohio, Missouri, New Mexico. Kerry gets Arkansas. Kerry gets CO just barely, but the vote splitting measure is close in CO. Kerry wins all of Maine, but one congressional district is being recounted. If the CO measure passes, then it's 270-268 Kerry if he retains Maine, 269-269 otherwise.
The vote splitting measure fails, and Kerry gets all nine CO EVs and a presidential win - but wait! The GOP is demanding a recount on the CO measure! The Kerry campaign begins to challenge the recount, as well as the constitutionality of the measure, pointing out that it is the CO legislature, not the people, who determine how the EVs are awarded. All of a sudden, boxes and boxes of uncounted ballots toward the measure start to appear. Mixed in to the boxes are several absentee ballots for residents of... Maine! The boxes are discovered in a Boulder dormitory down the hall from the president of the Young Republicans club. The room is that of a young, meek, nerdy political science major, a Big Brother to disadvantageed youths writing his major project on Vaclav Havel and Archishop Desmond Tutu. The room is discovered by dozens of Republican operatives pounding on his door, and the boxes are covered by hundreds of "Defend America, Defeat Bush!" bumper stickers, an assault weapon, and a piece of DNC stationary with nothing but a hurriedly scrawled picture of a gun pointed at the White House, and an underlined proclamation that "DemocRATS will RULEZ!!"
Meanwhile, a certain West Virginia Republican elector is in the news again, after saying earlier in the year that he might not cast his electoral vote for Bush anyway. Would it be for Kerry? that would make it 270-268 Kerry...
The argument that the "Havel coverup ballots" must be counted is kicked around the courts, until it reaches the Supreme Court on the four year anniversary of the Bush v Gore argument. Later, on a day forever to be known as Black Tuesday,