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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:57 PM
Cult of Nor Luap Fawning Follower: If you continue to dodge inconvenient questions & refuse to engage in substantive debate regarding your idiotic & baseless allegations, I will be forced to assume you are simply another Leftist Spam Bot plant & will Flag you repeatedly until you are summarily evicted from posting on the site.
TaxFree1031 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:59 PM
That would be the mindless spammer, Rhonda Paul, I assume
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:05 PM
Tax Free: That would be correct.

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...