Back in 2008, George Bush won the state of Nevada by the slimmest of margins over John Kerry. His 50.5% victory was the last time the state went Republican. President Obama took the state of Nevada from both Mitt Romney and John McCain.
The state of Florida has been decisive in elections before, but this 2016 election appears to be swaying to the favor of the Democrats. The twenty-nine electoral votes are enough to make any nominee foam at the mouth, but the last two elections the Democrats came out and took back the state from the last time Bush took Kerry. Even though Bush won in 2000, the state was muddled in the chad debacle, and many people believe that the Democrats should have won that year too. With the votes leaning to the Democrats, it will take a huge effort on the Republican side to make up for that 11% of the needed votes lost in one state.
The nine electoral votes in Colorado seem to be just out of reach for the Republican Party. The last two Presidential elections have gone to the Democrats, and in 2016 the voters appear to be headed down the same road. If the Republican Party wants to win, it will be an uphill climb. Colorado is surrounded by red voting states, but despite that fact, Colorado has voted Republican in all but 3 elections dating all the way back to World War II.
This battleground state usually is considered a toss-up for their thirteen electoral votes, but the swing of momentum has been steadily leaning towards the Democratic Party. President Obama took the state in back to back elections, and in 2016 it is predicted that Hillary Clinton will follow suit quite easily. The Republicans continue to focus on toppling the Affordable Care Act, giving the rich more tax breaks, and getting us involved in another war, and Virginians will make their voices heard at the polls by going the other way.