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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:04 PM

Obama now has nearly a 3 million vote lead in the Popular Vote

99% of vote counted:

Obama 60,652,149
Mittens 57,810,390

http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/all

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Reply Obama now has nearly a 3 million vote lead in the Popular Vote (Original post)
WI_DEM Nov 2012 OP
Darkhawk32 Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #22
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #2
DCKit Nov 2012 #26
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2012 #3
Moostache Nov 2012 #24
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #4
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #5
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #9
peacebird Nov 2012 #6
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #7
XtopherXtopher Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #20
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #11
Cha Nov 2012 #19
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #8
musicblind Nov 2012 #28
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #12
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #13
bornskeptic Nov 2012 #27
Robbins Nov 2012 #14
FirstLight Nov 2012 #15
BainsBane Nov 2012 #17
juajen Nov 2012 #23
BainsBane Nov 2012 #16
Cha Nov 2012 #18
TheDonkey Nov 2012 #21
MessiahRp Nov 2012 #25
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #29

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:07 PM

1. That will grow with the provisional ballots are counted.

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Response to Darkhawk32 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:45 AM

22. and Miami, and the 600,000 not counted in blue area of Arizona...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:09 PM

2. *SMILE*

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:14 PM

3. for reference - 2008

O 69,456,897
McC 59,934,814

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:47 AM

24. Fox News Headline? Obama LOSES 9,000,000 voters, Romney closer than McCain to winning....

Sad but actually TRUE...I heard their JV (the radio shows) spouting off that exact line of bullshit today...

Fuck 'em....stay in that bubble a while longer guys, you're really doing GREAT out here in reality, no, really awesome, I PROMISE....(wink, wink...nudge, nudge)

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:20 PM

4. recommending

 

thanks

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:25 PM

5. excellent. When it was clear Obama was going to win, righty pundits began to focus on the popular

vote. One said, while waiting for Obama victory speech - "the first thing he needs to say is that he doesn't have a mandate!" said hysterically.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:32 PM

9. The first thing Obama needs to say

is I'm not going to allow right wing teabaggers to put words into my mouth. Well I wish he did. Of course, that is the job of surrogates to tell off the teabaggers.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:26 PM

6. Can we say MANDATE?!? Yes We Can! Forward!!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:29 PM

7. please let Willard drop to 47% - the irony would be so sweet n/t

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 PM

10. sweet revenge!

oh wait, we're not supposed to use the word "revenge"...

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Response to XtopherXtopher (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:10 AM

20. Only if it's accompanied with

Sweet.. Sweet Revenge.

Welcome to DU, XtopherXtoper



http://theobamadiary.com/

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 PM

11. If it gets close enough let's tie that in with Rmoney.

IMO 47% is just an imaginary number the other side uses.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:08 AM

19. I don't really know the percentage but there's this..

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:30 PM

8. Any chance Romney's share of the PV drops 1% when it's all over?

I would LOVE to see him finish with 47% of the popular vote.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:08 PM

28. That would be so perfect and ironic. n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:39 PM

12. Rub that in the face of FOX News and Rove.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 PM

13. He went from a

2.4 million lead this morning to a consistent 2.8 million vote lead since late afternoon. Now he looks to be nudging up to 2.9.

Two magic numbers I'd like to see hit:

1) 3.02 million vote lead or more. That beats Bush's margin on Kerry in 2004. I don't think there are enough votes out there to bump him up that far, but who knows. Maybe Washington has votes, or mail-ins in California.

2) 62,050,000 - That would also beat Bush's total for 2004. Again, I'm not sure there are enough uncounted to pull another 1.4 million from the stack, but that would be nice.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:04 PM

27. So far California is showing less than 9.5 million votes in, counting third parties.

In 2008 the total vote in California was about 13.6 million. Even if turnout went down by a million this year, there would still be over 3 million ballots left to count. I have to believe there are at least that many.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 PM

14. Popular vote

Obama might end up with 51 percent of popular vote when all Is said and done.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:47 PM

15. Hey, is FL still out?

WTF? the map at your link is still showing gray...weird

edit: hey, what WAS the final EV count anyway? can't find that either

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:41 PM

17. Fl has made itself irrelevant

FL's results are still outstanding. They turned another election into a clusterfuck, but there is no impact on the federal level. The New York Times has already taken the electoral results off their front page. The country is moving on without them.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:46 AM

23. I read that we won't get those results until Thursday. They have 30 or 40 thousand to count with

pages of amendments voted on, etc. They are simply not through, so said they.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:38 PM

16. Some right wingers are claiming Romney won the popular vote

Even basic math is beyond them.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:04 AM

18. Remember how some were worried about the Popular Vote?

I had no idea.. Evidently, the mittLies were thinking they would have it.

This is sooo Good to See..thanks WI_DEM!



http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1757566

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:20 AM

21. Are you sure?! Can't be. Let me go off stage to get the real facts

*cries self to sleep*

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:27 AM

25. FOX tried to say he has no mandate. Just for reference:

2004:
Bush 62,040,610
Kerry 59,028,444

Bush wins popular vote by 3,012,166 votes.
ONLY wins electoral vote count by 35. (286-251)

Yet he claimed THIS:

"President Bush proclaimed his election as evidence that Americans embrace his plans to reform Social Security, simplify the tax code, curb lawsuits and fight the war on terror, pledging Thursday to work in a bipartisan manner with "everyone who shares our goals."

Bush staked his claim to a broad mandate and announced his top priorities at a post-election news conference, saying his 3.5 million vote victory had won him political capital that he would spend enacting his conservative agenda.

"I earned capital in this campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," Bush told reporters. "It is my style."

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Bush-claims-mandate-sets-2nd-term-goals-I-2637116.php


So Obama's popular vote lead is 2,841,759 votes and counting (with uncounted provisional ballots all over the place including a bunch in AZ and FL) and could end up surpassing Bush's popular vote lead. PLUS he CRUSHED Romney in the EV count with a dramatic 126 EV difference (332-206).

Not to mention, Ohio didn't have to be stolen for Obama to win it like in 2004.

And they're going to have the balls to say "no mandate"?

FOX can go fuck themselves.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:34 PM

29. How close is Mitt to dropping to 47%? That would be sweet justice.

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