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Final Tally - Mitt Romney Got 47 Percent

Jan 4, 2013

On the same day lawmakers count the electoral votes on Capitol Hill, officially certifying President Obama’s victory in the Electoral College, the AP released a tabulation of official presidential votes from all 50 states.

As tabulated by the AP, Romney got 47.2 percent of the full presidential vote.

He did a bit better – 48.0 – if you just look at the two top candidates. That number – 47 percent – resonates in the context of the race because of Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments that seemed to have an effect on the race.

In hidden camera video clips, which were posted by Mother Jones, Romney was seen telling Florida telling donors that 47 percent of voters will chose Obama “no matter what” because they are people “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”

“My job is not to worry about those people,” Romney says in the video. “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Later, in a Fox News interview, he said: ”Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right,” Romney said. “In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.”

He added: “And I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent.”

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2401/05/2013

Ha! Maybe there is a god after all (one with a snide sense of humor).

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 101/04/2013

Actually he only cares for the 1%. the uber-rich

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 201/04/2013

Just desserts.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 301/04/2013

Cool. Great. Thanks OP.

Could we please move-on now? Perhaps something else is worthy of your attention and incessant thread posting?

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 401/05/2013

He only cares about the 1%, who voted for him 47 times.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 501/05/2013

I assume that leaves Obama with just over 51% and a margin of 5M votes, as in the other thread. Is that correct?

And thanks again 2012 Poll Troll, big time.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 601/05/2013

Never mind - found it. 51.03% to 47.19%.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 701/05/2013

I wish to God he had won. We will regret the Obama years.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 801/05/2013

Love it. Suck it freeps!

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 901/05/2013

R8: As R1 reminds you, this God you believe in told you to fuck off in a pretty ironic way.

You people are a pox on any civilized society - and I say that as someone who isn't particularly fond of Obama, but what I do know is that you people who cling to your hypocrisy and ignorance have contributed to the demise of this nation.

You pretend Obama did things that Bush did in reality. If you genuinely believed in facts, you wouldn't attempt to turn a blind eye to what the Republicans did when they were in control of both the presidency and Congress for 6 of the 8 years Bush was in office.

Do you really want to get into the trillions we lost under Bush? But apparently, we have two trillion lying around to give to the Pentagon who don't even want it. Is that what you're regretting about not having Romney?

You people are so full of shit. You couldn't even tell us what sound economic policies Romney-Ryan were proposing.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1001/05/2013

Ha, they never could, R10. Never.


by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1101/05/2013

R10 what I'm saying asshole, is Obama is under the illusion that you can spend your way out of a recession. He is in the hip pocket of corporate America and the unions. Talk about Bush all you want you moron, but Bush left office 5 years ago. I'm talking about THIS President. If you don't believe me ( not that I give a shit) ABC NEWS did a break down of the recent budget deal. Huge companies like GE were given several new ways to shelter money off shore to avoid paying taxes. Live in the past all you want R10, you dumbass.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1201/05/2013

I agree with R12. Look who Obama is putting up for Defence Secretary. Someone who is totally anti gay. I refuse to march blinding behind someone just because I'm gay and he's a Democrat. Fuck that.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1301/05/2013

Thank you for all that you've done, Poll Troll.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1401/05/2013

I certainly don't march blindly, and I sure as hell would rather it be Obama, the outspoken supporter of gay rights, than Shitt Rmoney, who would try and dismantle any rights gays already have.

And stop with the immature name calling, r13, that reveals more about you than anyone else.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1501/05/2013

I thank you too, OP. Your poll reports helped keep me quasi-calm during the campaigns & in the tense weeks immediately preceding the election. Your good work was very much appreciated.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1601/05/2013

[quoute]I agree with [R12]. Look who Obama is putting up for Defence Secretary. Someone who is totally anti gay. I refuse to march blinding behind someone just because I'm gay and he's a Democrat. Fuck that.

Well, since you just told us @R10 that you wish Romney had won, clearly, you have no issue with an entire party that is anti-gay. So who in the hell are you kidding with this post?

Oh, didn't you know we know you're R8? I guess you don't since you're R13, and you agreed with yourself at R12.

Nice try, though, Freeper trash.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1701/05/2013

[quote]Could we please move-on now? Perhaps something else is worthy of your attention and incessant thread posting?

I haven't posted very often since the election, actually, dear.

I posted this because as the title says it is the Final Tally for the 2012 Election and all the news sites, such as ABC above, are posting it. It's normal for the final results of an election to be posted.

But yes, we are now 'moving on' from the 2012 Election. It is 2013 and there are new elections on the horizon . . .

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1801/05/2013

r12, Bush left office 4 years ago, not 5.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 1901/05/2013

"...Obama is under the illusion that you can spend your way out of a recession."

Crazy, huh?

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2001/05/2013

Thanks, R17.

And LOL!

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2101/05/2013

R19 great argument

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2201/05/2013

[quote] Bush left office 5 years ago.

It's all about the arithmetic.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2301/05/2013

Poll Troll, I appreciated your work. When I had the time/interest, I knew you'd deliver. When I didn't have the time/interest, I knew I could skip on to the next topic.

by 2012 Poll Trollreply 2401/05/2013
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