Um... But the party chooses the electoral college members. So I suppose it would be more like generals in your army, each holding the territory they won. While it's certainly possible for your general to decide to betray his side and hand over the city/whatever to the other guys, it's pretty unlikely.
Okay, I can live with that.
It's just funny to me that you guys seem to have never even considered the idea that elections are an analogy for civil war.
Have many times, hence post #786. Best part of a civil war is when neither side will really represent you in the end, but they still force you to choose sides...
What's the saying? If you don't choose a side, a side will choose you?