by Eric Dondero
We're not hearing too much post-election analysis of the numbers from the mainstream media. Perhaps for good reason.
From Ace, Top Headline Comments 11-19-12 —Gabriel Malor:
To answer the turnout question, let's look at the numbers. In 2008, 131.3 million people voted. Obama got 69.5 million votes; McCain got 59.9. In 2012, 123.2 million people voted, but the difference was almost entirely on the Democratic side of the ledger. This year, Obama got 6 million fewer votes than in 2008. Romney only lagged McCain by 0.274 million votes.So, in other words, Romney got only 274,000 votes less than McCain/Palin. That's not so bad. Signals that perhaps the GOP doesn't have to trade in our Elephant for the Pandah Bear after all.
And how did Romney do if we just look at the swing states? Actually, in swing states Romney exceeded McCain by 256 thousand votes. He also outperformed Bush in 2004 in the 2012 swing states.
Throw in the massive voter fraud in Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Cleveland) and St. Lucie and Broward Counties in Florida, plus strongly suspected fraud in numerous Philadelphia, PA overwhelmingly black precincts, suddenly Romney's number doesn't look bad at all.