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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Altidude Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:47 PM
Ryan could not even carry his own state.........you folks really have no real answer to why you lost.... just conspiracies ..........
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:50 PM
Altitude Sickness: You really need to get a whiff of some oxygen. Those on the Left have now
successfully figured out how to game the system, both through fraud, corruption & all sorts of
dubious, deceitful & nefarious activities, as well as paying off their "base voting bloc" with all
sorts of free stuff. Looking at the DemoncRATS one is reminded of a group of streetwalkers
whose "wares" are always for sale.
DagNabbit Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:55 PM
There was no fraud, no corruption, no election-rigging. You just lost.

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:00 PM
We did not lose & we are not retreating, we are only reloading & preparing to
attack in a different direction.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:48 PM
Conspiracies always work here .

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:
 

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...