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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Don5986 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:54 PM
The USA has become a one party nation because of the changing demographics to dumber minorities that have no clue that nothing is for free. As long as they get their government freebies to sit on their butts the GOP has no chance. As Conservative wealth, know-how, and intelligence flees the country the USA will become another socialist latin american third world cesspool of uneducated masses controlled by an elitist ruling dictator like obama.
HermanBB Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:58 PM
To Don

They know nothing is for free. They just think they are sticking it to whitey so they love it.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:56 PM
Where will all those conservatives flee to? France? Sweden? Mexico? Other?

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...