Wherein the magazine does a decent job of adding up all the swing-state chatter and sorting out who needs to win what.
Whoever started it, the ball will roll until the lengthy process of sorting out the last 13 years is over.
But, what else could folks be expected to do while they're sorting out everything else, sorting out their life?
late 14c., from Old French sorte "class, kind," from Latin sortem (nominative sors) "lot; fate, destiny; share, portion; rank, category; sex, class, oracular response, prophecy," from PIE root *ser- (3) "to line up" (cf. Latin serere "to arrange, attach, join;" see series). The sense evolution in Vulgar Latin is from "what is allotted to one by fate," to "fortune, condition," to "rank, class, order." Out of sorts "not in usual good condition" is attested from 1620s, with literal sense of "out of stock."