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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Pistol Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:32 PM
iname is sybil ray ancil, the irrelevant spammer. Readers please flag and scroll on. TH, please 86 this nuisance's new nickname.
Elizabeth420 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:35 PM
Pistol: I'm already on it. I gave it fair warning & then proceeded to begin flagging at will.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:38 PM
Why not try to actually answer the posts with some effort?
Henry VIII Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:43 PM
You mean like you do nodeasse.....we've been posting facts for years...that are born out in plain sight, and you ignore the inconvenient ones, and make up your own set of facts.
nodeamass Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:46 PM
The military budget is about 700 billion/yr. The military budget of Iran is about 8/9 billion. It is a large difference. I discussed other military related costs as well, including nuclear weapons which is funded through DOE. I have tried to answer when possible.
Carlos7 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:34 PM
Or at least reply to the fool in a 'new' post, so his dribble slides down the thread quicker :-)

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...