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Collins: House may decide White House

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 09:44:24-04

Western New York Congressman Chris Collins says he believes the House of Representatives, not voters, will ultimately decide the Presidential election in favor of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"My confidence is he gets to 269 and this race gets tossed into the House of Representatives where he does win," Collins told Chris Cuomo on CNN's New Day. "It comes down to Ohio, North Carolina, Florida are a must. They take him to 253 if we look at the Romney states and add back the two that Romney lost in Ohio and Florida. Then he needs 16. Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire are 16 electoral college. It takes him to 269. He's tied in Nevada, winning in Iowa and he's down three or four in New Hampshire."

Recent polls show the race for the White House between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton tightening in recent days. CNN has shifted the key battleground states of Florida and Nevada from leaning toward Clinton to toss-ups.