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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Anonymous584 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:46 AM
perhaps we want the rest of you to fight for our country instead of getting the best the neocons will let us have. my vote went to Gary Johnson in hopes that we could get a third party involved in the debates to possibly steer the agenda toword a more liberty agenda. Do not blame no_g for the loss of the country, if the country cant be saved it will be all of our faults for being lazy, cowards, sheep, etc etc pick your poison. freedom must be fought for and dilligently maintained we have all failed. ceasor will never give up power, it must be taken.

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...