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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

azeelie Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 6:33 AM
But if the shoe was on the other foot, they would be GLOATING right now, just as they accuse the MSM doing. If you get your "news" from Faux News, Limbaugh and Beck you would have thought this was going to be landslide in Romney's favor.

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...