Flashback: Emanuel says election will come down to 500 precincts in 5 states. Given all the weirdly one-sided 99% Obama “wins” in many precincts last week, we recalled this prediction from former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “I think it’s going to come down to a handful of states. … It’s five states, 500 precincts.” We wonder if he knew the exact tallies, too…