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T-post Tom 11-23-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9144630)
:p Brilliant!

I know. Hugs.

whoman69 11-23-2012 08:51 PM

Current count:
Obama 64,444,805 50.8%
Romney 60,265,579 47.5%
other 2,154,904 1.7%
total votes 126,865,288

votes still to be counted in 37 states and DC.

J Diddy 11-23-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by patteeu (Post 9144122)
It's pretty great. It's a shame you don't get to experience it! :p

Actually I do.

whoman69 11-24-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by T-post Tom (Post 9144640)
I know. Hugs.

You two get a room already.

BucEyedPea 11-25-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 9144619)
Landslide

Nope. There was NO landslide.

This is a landslide:
Electoral Votes: Reagan –489 Carter–49
Popular Vote: Reagan – 51.58% Carter - 41.69%

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FishingRod 11-26-2012 11:39 AM

The "none of the above" counts would be interesting to see. Those registered to vote that did not and, those eligible to vote that didn’t bother to register.

BucEyedPea 11-26-2012 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by FishingRod (Post 9153565)
The "none of the above" counts would be interesting to see. Those registered to vote that did not and, those eligible to vote that didnít bother to register.

Oh, I've seen those too. I'd have to go find them but a lot less people voted. In fact a viewing of those numbers shows a large dissatisfaction with the choices. The Ds got their base out, and bribed enough of them to do so. That's what FDR did to get reelected too.

BucEyedPea 11-26-2012 12:57 PM

Okay here we go, I found them again.
 
There are 207.6 million eligible voters in the U.S. The number who voted is 123.7 million. About 40.4 percent didn't vote. Obama won with 62.6 million votes. He got 30.2 percent of eligible voters' possible votes. Romney, of course, did slightly worse. ( Courtesy of Michael Rozeff who is neither right nor left)

Plus Obama won by 7.25% last time but this time by 2.8% and he didn't win the Independent vote either.

IMO this shows unhappiness with the candidate choices. Polls during the election season showed the same, including unhappiness with both parties. Not liking the direction of the country is another thing that has consistently shown in polls starting under Bush in his second term.

Rather than getting too cocky, I'd say both parties have work to do.

Bowser 11-26-2012 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea (Post 9152005)
Nope. There was NO landslide.

Yes there was. Obama won by a landslide. Reagan won by a complete and utter dismatling of Carter. Annihilation would be another good word to use.

But I agree wholeheartedly with your "both parties need work" statement. Both parties need a big time enema.

FishingRod 11-26-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea (Post 9153708)
There are 207.6 million eligible voters in the U.S. The number who voted is 123.7 million. About 40.4 percent didn't vote. Obama won with 62.6 million votes. He got 30.2 percent of eligible voters' possible votes. Romney, of course, did slightly worse. ( Courtesy of Michael Rozeff who is neither right nor left)

Plus Obama won by 7.25% last time but this time by 2.8% and he didn't win the Independent vote either.

IMO this shows unhappiness with the candidate choices. Polls during the election season showed the same, including unhappiness with both parties. Not liking the direction of the country is another thing that has consistently shown in polls starting under Bush in his second term.

Rather than getting too cocky, I'd say both parties have work to do.


Thanks

BucEyedPea 11-26-2012 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bowser (Post 9153738)
Yes there was. Obama won by a landslide. Reagan won by a complete and utter dismatling of Carter. Annihilation would be another good word to use.

But I agree wholeheartedly with your "both parties need work" statement. Both parties need a big time enema.

Nope. Obama won handily but not by a landslide.

BucEyedPea 11-26-2012 01:39 PM

Bowser,
Reagan did not win in an complete and utter dismantling of Carter either. That was true electorally. The EC is designed to create a clear winner. Popular vote wise he won by 10%'ish. That's more than Obama and yet that was considered a landslide. There's been other elections where the popular vote was as much as 60% and some in the 30% range.

whoman69 11-26-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by BucEyedPea (Post 9153708)
There are 207.6 million eligible voters in the U.S. The number who voted is 123.7 million. About 40.4 percent didn't vote. Obama won with 62.6 million votes. He got 30.2 percent of eligible voters' possible votes. Romney, of course, did slightly worse. ( Courtesy of Michael Rozeff who is neither right nor left)

Plus Obama won by 7.25% last time but this time by 2.8% and he didn't win the Independent vote either.

IMO this shows unhappiness with the candidate choices. Polls during the election season showed the same, including unhappiness with both parties. Not liking the direction of the country is another thing that has consistently shown in polls starting under Bush in his second term.

Rather than getting too cocky, I'd say both parties have work to do.

Your numbers are a bit out of date. 127.4 million votes have now been counted. The difference between the two candidates are now just over 3.0%. The reason Obama didn't win independents is because Republicans self-identified as independents in larger numbers. The 64 million plus votes is the 2nd highest in history. Your statements otherwise lack historical context.

Your numbers for the 80 election are also off. It was Reagan 43,904,153 (50.7%), Carter 35,483,883 (41.0%).


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