I’m told that Five Thirty Eight is one of the better blogs to follow for election coverage because of its forecasts based on strict analytical data. Nate Silver is the man behind the blog, and if you recognize his name, it’s because he was the man who developed PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm), a system for accurately predicting a Major League Baseball player’s performance. Silver is a numbers man and his political blog is numbers-driven.

At the time of posting, 538 has Obama winning the election over Romney 92% to 8%. Meanwhile, other major news outlets are still calling the race too close to call.