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What Happened?

sdoonan Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:02 PM
I agree. It's as though the GOP has been staring for a long time at a snapshot of how America used to be, instead of looking at the trends that shape the demographic and political landscape now and toward the future. It's like staring at a picture of a river, and then finding oneself in a dynamic reality of strange waters that don't seem to correspond with the picture anymore.
Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough.

In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.

Florida - Obama +1

Ohio - Obama +2

Virginia - Obama +3

Colorado - Obama +3

New Hampshire - Obama +5

Wisconsin - Obama +5

Iowa - Obama +6

Michigan - Obama +7

Of the nine battleground states, only North Carolina went into Mitt Romney's column and that by 3 percentage points.

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