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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

mshapiro Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:35 AM
What I see when I look at this is that the vote totals in Florida and Ohio fall within the suspicious votes totals and I am sure the same could be said of Colorodo and Virginia if that was investigated. So once again why is the idea that voter fraud has become so rampant on the Democrat's side become the banner under which we are marching forward into 2013? Are we seriously going to just sit back when there are such compelling examples of fraud? If we are willing to sit by than we DESREVE 4 more years of Obama. What is the point of preserving the Union if we do it with a lie?

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...