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12 Battleground States Can Swing an Election

There are 50 U.S. states, but when it comes to presidential elections, those who want to know the winner really only need to pay attention to about a dozen of them. They are the so-called swing states or battleground states, the ones where the outcome is at least somewhat in doubt and where candidates spend a much bigger portion of their time and campaign dollars. The situation exists for a few reasons. State-by-state contests First, instead of a straight popular vote, the U.S....

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