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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 Anonymousreply 3311/07/2012

Anyway...

by Anonymousreply 111/07/2012

whatever...

by Anonymousreply 211/07/2012

What's your damage?

by Anonymousreply 311/07/2012

Face it:

It's OVAH.

by Anonymousreply 411/07/2012

THROUGH!!

by Anonymousreply 511/07/2012

Well I guess that Obama should just elect Mitt his co-President then!

by Anonymousreply 611/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 711/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 811/07/2012

OP = Sour grapes.

by Anonymousreply 911/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1011/07/2012

OP you forgot to add: "This doesn't look good."

by Anonymousreply 1111/07/2012

Wow.

A retroactive concern troll.

Blow me.

by Anonymousreply 1211/07/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 1311/07/2012

You are nothing if not consistent, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1411/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1511/07/2012

Two words for you, OP:

NATE SILVER!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

by Anonymousreply 1611/07/2012

Not even accurate. For example, Obama won decisively before Fla was/is even called.

by Anonymousreply 1711/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1811/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1911/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2011/07/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 2111/07/2012

Hey OP - suck it up Loser; Romnesia still lost!!!

by Anonymousreply 2211/07/2012

What, the same analysts who predicted a Romney landslide?

by Anonymousreply 2311/07/2012

R23, do you get paid to be a mindguard, or are you doing this pro bono?

by Anonymousreply 2411/07/2012

U mad, R24?

by Anonymousreply 2511/07/2012

Hey, R24:

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012

OP, you mad bro?

by Anonymousreply 2711/07/2012

R18 = thinks he deserves more credit for the win than Obama

by Anonymousreply 2811/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 2911/07/2012

Indeed, R29. Indeed.

by Anonymousreply 3011/07/2012

[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 Anonymousreply 3111/07/2012

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 Anonymousreply 3211/07/2012

how stupid are you OP?

those votes would have meant nothing if all the other blue states had gone that way.

by Anonymousreply 3311/07/2012
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