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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

Robert1973 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:07 PM
The Constitution states that the State legislatures determine who the electoral votes go to. They DO NOT have to go to who the voters suggest. In fact, the liberals are using this exact portion of the law as a basis for their popular vote pact they are pushing. There has been enough uncovered fraud in this election where the republican governors should invalidate the vote in their states until all registrations can be validated. How can there be so many counties that had OVER 100% voter turnout except for double voting? How can so many precincts have not a single Romney vote? Even NBC found illegal voters to be a major problem in Florida.

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...