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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:17 PM

Political Wire: Romney Likely to End Up with 47% of the Popular Vote

When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.

Rounded, of course, that would put the final tally at 51-47. Anticipating this moment, Markos Moulitsas has inaugurated the “Romney 47 percent watch.”


As Sargent said, talk about poetic justice.

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/20/romney_likely_to_end_up_at_47.html

Also, Dave Wasserman is keeping track of popular votes as they come in, and you can track his updates as he tweets them: https://twitter.com/Redistrict

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Reply Political Wire: Romney Likely to End Up with 47% of the Popular Vote (Original post)
democrattotheend Nov 2012 OP
mucifer Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #4
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #3
dem4ward Nov 2012 #5
catbyte Nov 2012 #6
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #7
PennsylvaniaMatt Nov 2012 #9
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #8
jsmirman Nov 2012 #10

Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. Way too many people voted for that greedy person.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:18 PM

2. It may be a 4.5 million to 5 million vote victory

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:03 PM

4. Right now it's just over 4 million

A bunch of votes just came in from Los Angeles County, giving Obama a net of about 63,000 votes and pushing Romney down to 47.54%. And I think there are more votes left to count in LA, because as of this morning there were 518,000 uncounted votes (though they might not all be valid.)

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. Sweet!

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. A perfectly befitting number for the king of poo-poo-ville!

 

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:16 PM

6. Romney's going to be on his deathbed muttering, "47%, 47%, 47%..."

Karma's a bitch.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 PM

7. Someone on Kos pointed out

That Romney was born in 1947. I thought that was funny.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:56 PM

9. Massachusetts was also 47th in job creation when he was Governor...

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:23 PM

8. Poetic Justice.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:58 PM

10. His dreams dying in shit

the railroad tycoon dying in a muddy puddle in Once Upon a Time in the West was poignant - Mitt and Ann's lifelong dream ending in humiliation and shame is just one of the sweetest things I've seen in politics in a long time.

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