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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

IloveTHmoderators Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:50 PM
Don't let reality get you down, Loyalists. You can always start voting Libertarians into Congress. Once they control the House a lot of this nonsense will stop. Hopefully, without all the laws limiting your personal freedoms, you'll still be able to control yourselves. You will money back in your pocket and DC will come begging the states as it should be.
AmericanObserver Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:01 PM
Good idea; keep it up. Then you will lose even more in the future.
What "personal freedoms" have you have lost, by the way? I would appreciate it if you could specifically identify a couple (and, oh, remember having your taxes being used in ways you don't approve does not constitute an abridgement of your "freedoms"). I'm waiting.....
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:53 PM
Vote open border, weak military, abortion and drug loving dopers into Congress?

No thanks!

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...