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  •  Another interesting fact is that it appears that (5+ / 0-)

    Virginia may be the new national popular vote bellweather.  Virginia's popular vote percentage according to Politico is 50.8% for Obama to 47.8 % for Romney.  That is extremly close to the national popular vote percentages.  Virginia was also the state that most closely mirrored the popular vote total in 2008 as well.  So that's two elections in a row where the national popular vote percentages have closely matched the popular vote percentages in the state of Virginia.

    However, in what is good news for us, Virginia was NOT the tipping point state according Nate Silver.  Instead the tipping point state in both 2008 and 2012 was Colorado, which means that we could have won the electoral college in both 2008 and 2012 while still losing the national popular vote by 2 or 3 percent.  

    We have nothing to fear but fear itself

    by bhouston79 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:25:32 AM PST

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