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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

HermanBB Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:03 PM
Notice how Obama is always talking about increasing the tax on rich people? To me those are just code words to minorities that he plans on increasing the tax white people pay. And who will be the benefactors of those increased taxes? You guessed it. The wonderful minorities in this country.
mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:04 PM
I think there is part truth to that. What did he mean by "revenge"?

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...