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NATE SILVER: With Gary Johnson polling at 24% in New Mexico, a crazy election outcome is 'plausible'

Renowned statistician Nate Silver said on Sunday that a new poll showing Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson with 24% of support in his home state of New Mexico made the chances of an Electoral College deadlock “plausible.” Silver wrote on his FiveThirtyEight website that Johnson had a 2% or 3% chance of winning the Land of Enchantment state. If that were to happen, and Trump and Clinton were to split on key swing states, neither of the candidates could reach the necessary 270 votes needed to secure the presidency.
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