Win the U.S. Presidential Election

It's election day and you are representing the Lime Green Party of America. Name any state to grab its electoral votes and defeat the hated Periwinkle party.
Not a speed typist? Try your hand at winning by answering questions.
Thanks to Pandora49 for improving the map!
You only have 30 seconds!!!
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: May 5, 2021
First submittedFebruary 3, 2020
Times taken110,151
Rating4.73
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State
54
California
40
Texas
30
Florida
28
New York
19
Illinois
19
Pennsylvania
17
Ohio
16
Georgia
16
North Carolina
15
Michigan
14
New Jersey
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State
13
Virginia
12
Washington
11
Arizona
11
Indiana
11
Massachusetts
11
Tennessee
10
Colorado
10
Maryland
10
Minnesota
10
Missouri
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State
10
Wisconsin
9
Alabama
9
South Carolina
8
Kentucky
8
Louisiana
8
Oregon
7
Connecticut
7
Oklahoma
6
Arkansas
6
Iowa
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State
6
Kansas
6
Mississippi
6
Nevada
6
Utah
5
Nebraska
5
New Mexico
4
Hawaii
4
Idaho
4
Maine
4
Montana
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State
4
New Hampshire
4
Rhode Island
4
West Virginia
3
Alaska
3
Delaware
3
District of Columbia
3
North Dakota
3
South Dakota
3
Vermont
3
Wyoming
+9
Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Also try your hand at winning by answering questions or by trying to win the 1828 election
+10
Level 47
Nov 2, 2020
This is really cool! :D
+15
Level 60
Nov 3, 2020
It is very funny, but maybe add 10 seconds...
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
It was at 30 seconds, but I took off ten to make it more of a challenge
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Level 41
Nov 5, 2020
So maybe 25 seconds.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
I think you should keep it as it is, at 20. It's harder and, thus, more fun.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2020
I can't type fast enough. It's not much fun for me. Thirty seconds would be more realistic.
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Level 74
May 5, 2021
Adding ten seconds for the May 2021 update
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Level 25
May 25, 2021
This might be an unpopular opinion, but I feel like the time should go back to what it was earlier (20 seconds). That way, it makes it challenging to get to 270, yet not impossible. With the extra 10 seconds, I can get to 270 almost every time.
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Level 66
Jul 8, 2021
If 30 seconds feels too much to you, you can make it more challenging by setting additional criteria for you. For example try to paint the map from west to east and then it's not easy anymore. :D
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2020
271! I was at 265 with 1 second, and put Utah in the nick of time
+11
Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
Just hope that members of the electoral college don't flip
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Level 53
Nov 5, 2020
i got 270 getting all the ones with the most votes
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Level 74
Nov 12, 2020
...to your opponent's favour.
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Level 62
Jan 29, 2021
Don't many states have laws against that?
+1
Level 34
Aug 3, 2021
Could you please make an Indian Election please, I am unable to make it 😫
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Level 23
Sep 6, 2021
dope i got 341 first try, i could do better but i was tired
+25
Level 76
Nov 3, 2020
308. And thus I become the first US president born on foreign soil.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
Martin Van Buren was the first US President born in the USA :)
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
The ones preceding weren't born on foreign soil per se. Just not in the United States.
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Level 50
Dec 18, 2020
Which is kind of ironic because he's also the only president whose first language wasn't English.
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Level 22
Apr 11, 2021
Washington was born in Virginia ;/
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Level 43
May 27, 2021
but it wasn't the united states yet
+19
Level 55
Nov 3, 2020
Uhhh I got 269 what do I do
+20
Level 51
Nov 3, 2020
269 is better than 270 for obvious reasons >:)
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
But 269 electoral votes sends the election to the House...
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
The number itself, I mean :)
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Level 27
Mar 12, 2021
Ikr
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
You retake the quiz?
+42
Level 52
Nov 5, 2020
that would be election fraud
+7
Level 74
Jan 24, 2021
Not if you retake it after four years :)
+9
Level 44
Nov 5, 2020
prepare your lawyers
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Level 27
Jan 4, 2021
Same lmao
+2
Level 27
Mar 12, 2021
Lmao
+21
Level 85
Nov 3, 2020
I wish all campaigns were this short.
+13
Level 75
Nov 4, 2020
Reminds me of GeoPhilia's Save Humanity... good quiz!
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2020
I got 303 on my first try yesterday, what is funny is that the 5 points threshold is actually very close to 270
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
They have a similar(ish) concept, but this made first and no inspiration was drawn
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2020
People of JetPunk, I, BotswanaEmperor, with 274 electoral votes, have become president of the United States of America. My first act of presidency is to rate this quiz 5 stars as I enjoyed it and it brought me to where I am today. Thank you.
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Level 69
Nov 4, 2020
Probably the most intense thirty minutes I've ever spent trying to get 5/5. 299 electoral votes and sitting pretty now.
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Level 74
Nov 12, 2020
Thirty seconds*, surely!
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2021
Correcting people's spelling is one thing but the content too... I think I have seen this done before.

pretty sure he meant what he wrote, seeing the rest of his comment. He tried hard reaching those 5 stars retaking the quiz until he finally reached it and now he is very happy.

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Level 74
Jan 24, 2021
I must have misunderstood his comment; now I understand he spent 30 minutes (re)taking the quiz until he got five points. Congrats, trombonekid98!
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Level 54
Nov 5, 2020
nice quiz
+19
Level 71
Nov 5, 2020
Damn! I hate those Periwinkle bastards!
+16
Level ∞
Nov 5, 2020
This guy gets it.
+3
Level 85
Nov 5, 2020
Got beat to the punch, made the same comment below. :-) Gotta demonize your opponent.
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2021
Any chance we can get this phrase turned into a line of Jetpunk merchandise? t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats...
+2
Level 61
Nov 5, 2020
Not enough time!
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Level 69
Nov 5, 2020
The answer stats map is awesome though! How did you even do this?
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
It's a recent development made by the site
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
:)
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
It feels more like a typing test than an actual quiz.
+5
Level 71
Nov 5, 2020
Alabama appears to be listed twice in the answer stats.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
And interestingly one is currently at 6% and the other at 7%.
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Level 84
Nov 5, 2020
There also appear to be two Ohio's in the answer stats, also separated by a percentage point. What's that about?
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2021
For me there are two Californias and three Texases, as well as plenty of other duplicates, all with different answer percentages. Who knows what's going on.
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2020
Would love to see a "Lose the Presidential Election in 30 seconds" quiz!
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
That's pretty much what this quiz is for me.
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Level 86
Nov 5, 2020
Huh, I should have spent more time campaigning in New York instead of Alaska. That turned the election.
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Level 62
Nov 5, 2020
my score was 274. It was really cursed seeing New york, texas and California in the same colour and new England not being the same colour
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2020
Congrats on the feature
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Level 44
Nov 5, 2020
247! I got Illinois last second!
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Level 56
Nov 5, 2020
This is a really great quiz Hines!
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2020
Maybe we should just have Presidential candidates take this quiz to win. No more popular vote, no more Electoral College, just a JetPunk quiz!
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
North Carolina is also listed twice. fun quiz!
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2020
20 seconds is too fast
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
I Pres. NeilVedwan won the election with 286 electoral votes and 13 states.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2020
I have an order from a Pennsylvania court requiring you to give me more time.
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Level 85
Nov 5, 2020
Those despicable Periwinkles!!
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
It's not even noon and this already got 15k takes today alone...how??!
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Imagine how many it would have it were on the front page two days ago
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
I clicked on the quiz and it said 18,030 takes, then clicked the answer stats and it immediately jumped to 18,034 takes, and when I went back to the quiz it had 18,040 takes, and then I reloaded the page and it had 18,069 takes.....
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
It just became noon moments ago and it was at 15,957 for the day
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Now this quiz just got the single-day record for most takes for a user created quiz at 17:34:11 UTC or 12:34:11 (UTC-5)
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Level 51
Nov 5, 2020
This is actually pretty funny, as I remember just a few days ago you were shocked at how Yev's "Random Point to Land" quiz got 16.8k takes in a single day! :)
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Now it got to 20,000 at 2:38:11 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Level 67
Nov 6, 2020
Imagine how quickly we'd know election results if Nevada counted as quickly as people took this quiz...
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Level 51
Dec 31, 2020
New Hampshire was the most annoying though. It literally took 2-3 hours for Biden's win there to be certified.
+3
Level 50
Nov 5, 2020
First person to do West Virginia, wow
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2020
I needed 8 tries. Interesting dilemma between number of electors vs time it takes to type the state's name.
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Level 40
Nov 5, 2020
356!! Is there any way I can see what the record is?
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
Among multiples of ten, 360 is the top first score
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2020
Fun quiz! How come Maine appears twice in the answers, once at 21% and once at 20%? Same thing for Utah, which comes in at 13% then again at 12%?
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
I'm honestly not sure. If anyone can figure out I would be curious to know.
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Level 68
Nov 6, 2020
It's possibly because you haven't given all the same states the same path id. Perhaps changing all California's to be "CA" etc.. instead of a placeholder may fix this problem.
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2020
Thanks for the idea Stewart. Changes are currently pending to have that implemented. Hopefully it will work. It could be a few hours though because it is currently 7:23 AM for the QM.
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2021
The answers are still doubled up.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
287 after 4 tries.
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Level 74
Nov 5, 2020
i lost. i only got 259. But i carried alaska, idaho, and montana for some reason :-)
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Level 40
Nov 5, 2020
373 now after multiple attempts!
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2020
Looking at the answer stats I see that exactly 270 answers get you to the 95th percentile, which is exactly enough to get you 5/5 points in this quiz. Coincidence? I think not.
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2020
Thank you for a fun quiz and, ironically, a great distraction from the actual election!
+4
Level 47
Nov 5, 2020
Electoral college has got to go.
+3
Level 61
Nov 5, 2020
no thanks.
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Level 70
Nov 5, 2020
In the results chart, I see Illinois, North Carolina, Alaska and New Jersey appearing twice.
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Level 28
Nov 6, 2020
Got every state in 10 seconds. Too easy.
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2020
If you don't add spaces and spell every state name correctly, that would be 553 words per minute. I'm very skeptical you can do that
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Level 51
Nov 6, 2020
yeah...the typing word record is 212 words per minute. or did you mean you got 270 votes in 10 seconds?
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2020
For me, New Jersey turns green when I type Virginia
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Level 51
Nov 6, 2020
Same.
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Level 90
Nov 9, 2020
As election fraud claims go, this one is at least interesting!
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2020
I got 270 exactly by getting the top 11 biggest states
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2020
280 :)
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Level 68
Nov 7, 2020
299, but for egomaniacal reason I also claim the states of Massachusetts and South Carolina!
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Level 65
Nov 7, 2020
278! I barely beat that darn Periwinkle Party. Nonetheless, a good sign for my political future!
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Level 48
Nov 11, 2020
How do you change the "Your best score part" at the top to 538, because I want to try that? Also how do you change the ones that you get wrong to purple?
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Level 74
Nov 11, 2020
Try copying the quiz to find out
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Level 48
Nov 11, 2020
i dont want to copy the quiz, i want to find out how you changed the part were it says 538.
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Level 51
Nov 14, 2020
@jbro on the quiz you have to make multiple duplicates of the same answer (ie there were 55 Californias in this quiz)
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Level 40
Nov 11, 2020
After attempting this quiz for a while, I've managed to get 377. Though, at this point I don't bother putting in Massachusetts because of how difficult it is to type it without a mistake.
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2020
I can't type this fast...
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2020
I got 206 by typing only democrat states, I got 200 with republican states
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Level 32
Nov 17, 2020
I loved it! Periwinkle: the PT, PSOL, PCdoB and blá-blá-blá of Brazil. I’M GOING TO DESTROY PERIWINKLE!
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
303 elec. votes!
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
326!
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
336!
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
It beats 99.9% of the takers!
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Level 51
Nov 20, 2020
342!
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Level 51
Nov 21, 2020
348!!!!
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2020
373!
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Level 38
Dec 6, 2020
I got 401 election votes and I'm from the UK which beats 100 percent of the test takers. Untime the quiz to do it
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Level 66
Dec 23, 2020
Now the time counter lagged quite a bit and I've got 423.
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Level 37
Nov 21, 2020
I think there is a bug.

When I type "Virginia", both Virginia and New Jersey get highlighted on the map.

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Level ∞
Nov 21, 2020
Fixed
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2020
Surprised that so few people try District of Columbia. It's enough to type "dc" so it's probably the quickest one.
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2020
"NYC" fills in New York State.
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2020
Best way to win (get at least 270 votes) by fewest characters typed (spelling everything correctly, allowing DC but not NYC): California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa.
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Level 51
Dec 6, 2020
My way to get 348 electoral votes is getting Washington, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa.
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Level 51
Dec 8, 2020
Amazing. Not only does the average person lose the election, but loses in a landslide of 180-358.
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Level 74
Dec 9, 2020
Probably about what would happen if the everyday person ran in reality
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Level 51
Dec 10, 2020
I got 355, which beats 100% of the quiz takers. I typed DC and then freaked out and typed Idaho for some reason :(
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Level 51
Dec 15, 2020
I won the biggest landslide in JetPunk history!
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Level 41
Jul 27, 2021
Are you testing me?
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
This quiz so fast I had to commit my personal Watergate and copy and paste to get over 270
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Level 51
Dec 15, 2020
George McGovern = dr02 jk
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Level 55
Dec 19, 2020
I think its more like Mondale
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Level 40
Dec 16, 2020
388!
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Level 55
Dec 19, 2020
I got 538............

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Level 40
Dec 19, 2020
404!!!!!
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Level 38
Jan 3, 2021
Yours won't count neither.
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Level 51
Jan 5, 2021
It will count to you, but not to everyone else.
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2021
Would be great to do one for Georgia
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Level 51
Jan 8, 2021
Just noticed! This quiz excepts NJ, NH, etc.
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Level 57
Jan 13, 2021
Yep, those were some new type-ins implemented.
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Level 51
Jan 8, 2021
362!
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Level 51
Jan 9, 2021
368!
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Level 51
Feb 11, 2021
369!
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Level 32
Jan 19, 2021
"...Maine and Nebraska have become winner-takes-all states..." What do you mean with this?
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2021
Usually, Maine and Nebraska split up their votes into congressional districts. Basically Partial credit. Here, that rule is not applied
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Level 32
Jan 28, 2021
Oh, understood
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Level 47
Feb 15, 2021
it says i beat 100% of test takers :O
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Level 51
Feb 20, 2021
How many did you get :)
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Level 51
Feb 21, 2021
U.S. COVID-19 variants against the vaccine: 521-17
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2021
313, and now I have officially beat the current president
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2021
Now 322.
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2021
Now 332, which ties Obama vs. Romney
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Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
Still :) You're not in the Obama vs. McCain range yet
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Level 51
Mar 1, 2021
I think there's a glitch. The scoring box says my high score is 538/538, but the box beneath the caveats says it's 238/538 (my correct high score is 238/538). Anyone else having this problem?
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Level 51
Mar 1, 2021
Did you ever take it untimed and get 538? I have, and it shows the same for me, even though my high score is 369.
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2021
That moment when you type Montana instead of Michigan......
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Level 51
Mar 9, 2021
Variants against the Vaccine: 535-3
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Level 51
Mar 11, 2021
Update: Variants against the Vaccine: 538-0
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2021
Wakes up immediately, Neil Types in Variants vs Vaccines 539- -1, realizes that doesn't exist
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Level 32
Mar 14, 2021
Hi Joshua and Caleb! Can I do a quiz with the Brazilian States Version?
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2021
Yes, you may. Thanks for asking.
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Level 32
Mar 15, 2021
I thank you!
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Level 32
Mar 16, 2021
Released! Once again, thank you for allow me to do this! :)
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Level 32
Mar 16, 2021
How did you do for all the states receive their points. Like California receive 55 points.
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Level 74
Mar 16, 2021
I had to put 55 answers for California in step 2 and then get rid of 54 of them in manual mode in step 4.
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Level 32
Mar 18, 2021
Oh, understood. Thanks!
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Level 74
Mar 25, 2021
Right now, only 4.5% of people can win the election on their first attempt. Would it be worthwhile to add ten seconds to the time and reset the stats? What do you guys think?
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Like this comment to keep it as is
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Like this comment to add ten seconds
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2021
Keep it as it is 🙏 My stats will reset XD
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2021
stats don't reset when you add more time (i think)
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
When the Quizmaster updates a featured quiz, then he has the option to make the stats reset, usually he avoids it if possible, though.
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2021
Hopefully
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Level 74
Mar 27, 2021
The thing is that if the stats weren't reset, then it'd be unfair to the people who took it before the reset (you could always just screenshot your stats though; I'm sure you could easily regain the five points if you're concerned about that)
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Level 51
Mar 28, 2021
Ok
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Level 23
Mar 31, 2021
How do only one percent get District of Columbia?
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Level 23
Sep 6, 2021
because they type states with the most votes first
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Level 51
Apr 2, 2021
371!
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
388! I literally beat Joe Biden (got 315 EVs) in the first 10 seconds.
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
413! Now I beat thedodoking and have the highest score in JetPunk history!
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
With 10 more seconds (according to my calculations) I would get 619 (obviously more than 538)!
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Level 74
Apr 6, 2021
That means that you should be able to do Fifty States in One Minute in under 30 seconds.
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
That was because it glitched, and I got like 306 electoral votes in 5 seconds :P
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Level 74
Apr 9, 2021
Out of curiosity, exactly how many times have you taken this quiz?
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Level 51
Apr 9, 2021
161 😬 Only 0.002% of the takes though :)
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Level 40
Apr 29, 2021
Ah, I couldn't reply directly to your reply, but congrats! 413 is absolutely astounding. However, I have reclaimed my title! 417! :D
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Level 51
May 4, 2021
I have reclaimed my title with 422 ele. votes! 😃
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Level 40
May 5, 2021
I have reclaimed my title with 446 :D.
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Level 51
May 16, 2021
*464
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Level 51
Jun 21, 2021
I have reclaimed my title with 471 ;)
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Level 43
Apr 7, 2021
286, ill take it
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Level 38
Apr 12, 2021
538/538

Here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

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Level 51
Apr 26, 2021
wow!!
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2021
here is the link if anyone doesn't want to copy and paste
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
ok that is definitely a rick roll. no way I am clicking it
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
I have seen that link and memorized it....
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2021
269 :(((((((( so close
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2021
You tied!
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Level 51
May 3, 2021
422!
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Level 54
May 4, 2021
When will this quiz be adjusted to the new census?
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Level 40
May 6, 2021
464!
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
yey I supposedly beat 100% of quiz takers
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Level 51
May 17, 2021
433!
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Level 51
May 18, 2021
441
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Level 51
May 18, 2021
454
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Level 15
May 28, 2021
345
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Level 15
May 28, 2021
353
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Level 23
Sep 6, 2021
372
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Level 30
Jun 19, 2021
320/538.
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Level 62
Aug 12, 2021
I haven't taken the quiz yet, but if I don't get 270, then you can guarantee that it's been rigged against me. Fake quiz!
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Level 65
Aug 16, 2021
480 after many tries
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Level 23
Sep 6, 2021
hax
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Level 23
Sep 6, 2021
I beat 99.9 percent of people pog
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Level 47
Sep 14, 2021
I beat 100% of people so does that mean I got the high score :O