Okay, I'll word it in a more simple way. I'm not your sister, Bub!! You have Democrats and you have Republicans, Other, and Non Voters. The Democrats will vote the party line, because someone in their family has always done so and because their union tells them to, and they don't read the papers anyway. If you have 13 voters and 6 vote Democrat, 4 vote Republican (which at this point is the only other party) 2 vote Other and 1 does not vote, the Democrat wins. If you wanted Obama to win, then you did the right thing by staying home.