By Philip Fernando in LA for Asian Tribune
U S Electoral College and its role in electing a president were discussed in the last article. The contests between Senator John McCain and Senator Barrack Obama in the East, North-east and Middle American states are reviewed here. The Eastern coastal belt has favored the Democrats traditionally. Middle America is strongly Republican. There are eight key states many consider consequential to the final outcome in 2008: namely Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The battles being waged in these states will keep everyone engrossed. The match-up is fascinating and 107 delegates are at stake. In 2004 John Kerry won the coastal states but George Bush held his own in Middle America.