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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

IloveTHmoderators Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:37 PM
I've been debating on that strategery.
IloveTHmoderators Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:42 PM
Par4 - somehow the Repubs would take the blame for it hahaha
Par4theDay Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:41 PM
If only we could get it to happen that way.

But, they are not that stupid, they will continue to do it little by little.

We will suffer death by a thousand little cuts.

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...