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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

byeBarry Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:15 PM
The dregs may well have the honor of going down in history as the trash that took down America to level of the third world
tdarby Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:28 PM
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:20 PM
That is why we need to start a New America.

I want no part of a population that votes for freebies and handouts that I pay for with my sweat and blood.

I do not wish to live amongst a group of people who hate me as much as I hate them.

IT really is time we decided to do what we must to ensure our survival, screw the blue states, let them eat their peas, I want nothing to do with the lazy and the shiftless and the corrupt.

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...