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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

lemmi Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:13 PM
42% of Obama voters said a major influence on their vote was Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy. If the voters are so apathetic and so naive to make their decision on Obama hugging a fat Governor I think it's over.
rauljg69 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:21 PM
you dropped on the "ng" and the end of your name.

And I'm sure it wasn't just his handling but Romney's knucklehead comment of getting rid of FEMA.

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...