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  •  There was a swing of about 35,000 in the sense (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    In the sense that you mean it. I mean it in terms of "net margin" swing.

    Obama's total increased from 500K to 541K.

    Romney's total decreased (from McCain's) from 361K to 333K.

    So I get your point, but I think I took that into account in the numbers I was using.

    •  I get where you say (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      Cuban American swung hard for PBO. But I wouldn't say Miami-Dade County did so. That was never in doubt. As I posted several times on this site, we were working hard to re-elect the president.

      The turnout of African and Caribbean-Americans, youth, Anglos and non-Cuban Hispanics was the focus. Cuban-Americans were gravy. I don't discount their turnout. But I give more credit to these other groups. Considering that other Latino groups are growing much faster, I would focus on them.

      This is my view from the ground and in the trenches.

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