8 Electoral States to Watch

Breaking down the battlegrounds for tonight's election returns, many believe these eight states will decide whether Barack Obama will win a second term in the White House or Mitt Romney becomes the nation's 45th president. For how the election will affect the property/casualty market, click here. [Images: Thinkstock]

This story originally appeared on Employee Benefit Advisor.

IOWA (6 electoral votes)

Returns in other battleground states with earlier poll closings may render Iowa’s six electoral votes moot. Still, in a tight national race with less than 2 percent separating Obama and Romney in the state, both candidates have made a big play to win there. After supporting Obama in its 2008 Democratic caucuses, Iowa stayed with Obama in the general election. Polls close at 10 p.m. Eastern.


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