Here's the facts: the election was determined by .29% of the electorate
Out of approx. 116,282,000 votes that were cast for Obama and Romney, it was essentially four states - Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado - that prevented Mitt Romney from becoming President.
The difference between Obama and Romney in those four states was only 340,000.
This was a fucking close election.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/07/2012|
Well I guess that Obama should just elect Mitt his co-President then!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/07/2012|
and yet, OP, Obama handily won the popular vote. Which is all that matters in a real democracy, or at least, it should be.
The majority of Americans voted for him, and not for the Mormon sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/07/2012|
Yes, which is why I'm still tempted to emigrate. The thing that makes me want to stay here is that although it is still about half smart people, half idiots, we are trending toward smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/07/2012|
When the hoopla dies down, it is rather discouraging to think that so much of this country voted for Romney and overloooked his lies and fraudulence.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/07/2012|
OP you forgot to add: "This doesn't look good."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/07/2012|
A retroactive concern troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/07/2012|
[quote]When the hoopla dies down, it is rather discouraging to think that so much of this country voted for Romney
If we're honest, it's even more discouraging that in a country of 300 million only about 1/3rd of the population bothered to vote.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/07/2012|
You are nothing if not consistent, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/07/2012|
Isn't it odd that we only hear Repugs whining about voting margins and the EC when they lose...
And when Democrats win it's only ever "marginal" while any Repug victory is a "mandate"
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/07/2012|
Not even accurate. For example, Obama won decisively before Fla was/is even called.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/07/2012|
I love how you queens think what I'm saying is a bad thing, or something that doesn't need to be addressed, or that I'm somehow a Repug for pointing out a fact that's being pointed out on every news channel. You sit in your little apartments in Hells Kitchen, constantly reloading 538 and spamming it onto Datalounge, while other people who actually understand how our electoral system works took the time to do things like canvas for Obama in the some of the worst neighborhoods in Miami (like I did yesterday).
Many, many people worked very hard - for free - to ensure that the vote was gotten out, that people were registered, and that they had the right information to make sure they knew where to vote (many people didn't). If all those people were like you, and just sat back and said "Nate Silver will save us!" then guess what? President Romney. It was seriously very close to happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/07/2012|
You're just so much smarter than we are, R18.
You try hard so, and you're just not appreciated.
Maybe it's time to find another place to post?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/07/2012|
Actually your entire premise is completely faulty and ridiculous--you just hand picked the 4 states with the lowest voting margins that add up to 64 or more EC votes! Actually Romney could have have won any 3 of those states and lost the fourth and he still would have lost, so according to your logic the lowest voting margin in any ONE of the four states you cited actually won the election for Obama. Put your calculator away OP, you're not good at this.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/07/2012|
[quote]Actually your entire premise is completely faulty and ridiculous
Which is why it was pointed out by several analysts on last night's election coverage.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/07/2012|
Hey OP - suck it up Loser; Romnesia still lost!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/07/2012|
What, the same analysts who predicted a Romney landslide?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/07/2012|
R23, do you get paid to be a mindguard, or are you doing this pro bono?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/07/2012|
R18 = thinks he deserves more credit for the win than Obama
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/07/2012|
This election saw more widespread fraud and voter suppression than any before it. The fact that Karl Rove held up Fox news and Romney's campaign tells you he was stunned his tricks didn't work.
THINK ABOUT IT. They were in shock because they thought the fix was in.
Given the amount of $$$$$ and FRAUD the GOP poured into this election- I think it was FUCKING AN AMAZING WIN!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/07/2012|
[quote]Out of approx. 116,282,000 votes that were cast for Obama and Romney, it was essentially four states - Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado - that prevented Mitt Romney from becoming President.
It was a handful of states that garnered all of the attention only because the remaining states went decidedly one direction or the other. It was their mix of population and high numbers of electoral college votes and the relatively even mix of Democrat/Republican leaning that made them the "determining" states.
But were the outcomes in California or Texas or New York not clearly predictable the attention surely would have turned to them. If Wyoming were the only "wild card", all eyes would be on Wyoming and its population of 568,000.
The "deciding" states are only in that position against a backdrop of votes in other states. These states are the "undecided voters" that campaigns and news programs exalt with mounting attention as election day closes in.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/07/2012|
Here are the LA County results --
Ballots Cast/Turnout tt 2,368,283
Vote By Mail Total tt 448,470
Registration tt 4,593,621
% Ballots Cast/Turnout tt 51.56
We lost all the people energized by the 2008 election. In some cases, this proves a good thing, as while many were pro-Obama, they were also anti-gay, but at the time, we really thought we'd brought back an additional 10% back into the system that so badly punished them during the Bush years.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/07/2012|
how stupid are you OP?
those votes would have meant nothing if all the other blue states had gone that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/07/2012|