US Election: Odds slashed on popular vote winner losing Electoral College

In just a few days time, the majority of Americans will head to the polls and cast their vote for the 45th President of the United States.

With an unprecedented level of interest in who out of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump prevails, we’ve priced up a number of special markets for Tuesday’s Election, and indeed, its aftermath.

Clinton is 5/1 to win the popular vote by over 10 per cent, with Trump also at 5s for the same result in his favour.

But the real intrigue has been in the impact on the price of the popular vote winner to lose in the Electoral College.

Though a rare event, this occurred in 2000 when Al Gore edged George W Bush in the votes, but lost out in the Electoral College.

With Clinton’s odds drifting in the last week or so from 1/6 to 4/9, and Trump’s coming in from 11/4 to 7/4, that’s seen the chances of a 2000 repeat tumble.

The popular vote winner was a sizeable 16/1 to lose out in the Electoral College, but those odds have been slashed to just 5/1.

This may also tip a few people to put some money on Barack Obama to still be sitting President on February 1 2017.

It seems unlikely, and indeed would be unprecedented in modern American history, but the bookies can’t rule out Obama still to be sitting President come February 1 2017 at a far-from implausible 16/1.

And in an Election year unlikely any other before it, the bookies are even offering a relatively short 33/1 that Tuesday’s winner is anyone other than Trump or Clinton.

Ladbrokes latest betting

US Election specials

Clinton to win popular vote by over 10 per cent – 5/1

Trump to win popular vote by over 10 per cent – 5/1

Popular vote winner loses in Electoral College – 5/1

Obama to still be sitting President on February  2017 – 16/1

Election winner anyone other than Trump or Clinton – 33/1

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