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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Lustre Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:37 PM
Ryan voted for Obama's GM/Chrysler Union money to the DNC bailout, while Romney was against it from start to finish, yet MORONS think Romney is a liberal and Ryan is a conservative. Ryan voted for Obama's stimulus packages, more kickback to the DNC, while Romney was against them from start to finish, yet MORONS think Romney is a liberal and Ryan is a conservative. Grow a brain. You're no better than the left-wing morons.

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...