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  •  At the end of the day, I'm still concerned about (1+ / 0-)
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    why President Obama received millions of votes less, even considering NY and NJ.  I figure 1) 2008 was an exceptional year 2) Hurricane Sandy 3) Voter Disenfranchisement  4) Lack of Voter Enthusiasm/Economy.  

    On the Republican side, that Romney could not outperform McCain or Bush is troubling for the GOP to say the least. I mean after all that bullshit, that's what you turnout? Though I really have to believe Romney the candidate had a lot to do with that.  But the Republican brand is obviously also crap and getting worse.

    •  Romney did outperform McCain (3+ / 0-)
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      MBishop1, sethtriggs, SLKRR

      His percentage of the popular vote and his electoral vote are both greater. His current tally is only 21,000 votes shy of McCain's, and he will probably pass him tonight.

      At one point I thought he'd pass Bush's total in 2004 (62.04 million), but at the moment I think Romney will peak somewhere north of 61 million.

      Fewer people voted for Obama, that's true, but I'd wait for a final assessment on how MANY people did so until all the votes are counted. I think turnout won't be that far below 2008--maybe one or two million, but not much more. Obama should finish north of 65 million, and quite probably above 66 million.

      As for NY and NJ, they're still counting. NY almost never updates after its initial election night tally until its final vote count is done. That always adds hundreds of thousands of votes the total. I'd expect the same this year, even with Hurricane Sandy.

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