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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Richard1452 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:56 PM
It's not over yet. Obama is a CHEAT. We still have time until Obama gets official elected by the electrol college. Swing state voters need to write their secretary of states and congressmen to do a recount. There is so much cheating by the Obama people 9more voters than register voters - 104 to 166) - visit
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:02 PM
Get a grip

It is over, put on your big boy pants and start working on 2014 and the upcoming legislative agenda

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...