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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:56 PM

Greg Sargent: Romney Likely to End Up at 47%

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://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/poetic-justice-romney-likely-to-finish-at-47-percent/2012/11/20/8a84ad4e-3351-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_blog.html

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democrattotheend Nov 2012 OP
Robbins Nov 2012 #1
doc03 Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #3
rocktivity Nov 2012 #4
pnwmom Nov 2012 #5
libdem4life Nov 2012 #6
CreekDog Nov 2012 #7
Coyotl Nov 2012 #10
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #14
CreekDog Nov 2012 #8
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2012 #9
pangaia Nov 2012 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #17
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #11
SouthernDonkey Nov 2012 #13
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #18
agentS Nov 2012 #15
BainsBane Nov 2012 #16
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #19
grantcart Nov 2012 #20

Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:01 PM

1. Oh man

Won't that be Ironic.Romney with 47 percent of popular vote.And Obama winning 51 to 47 In popular vote.

This says most of Obama's voters stayed with him.Only 1 percent nationwid went from Obama 2008 to Romney 2012.And another 1
percent went to various Independent and third parties.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:05 PM

2. That's really ironic the 47% mostly reside in southern states that

that have the largest percentage of non-income tax payers and the same states collect more
federal money than they pay. So in reality he sort of carried the 47% he said he didn't care about.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:14 PM

3. That's what I thought when I saw this Tweet on the obama diary..


Dave Wasserman

@Redistrict Prince George's, MD: 25,122 new votes for Obama, 3,354 Romney. Obama crosses 64M votes, Romney down to 47.56%:…

http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjYj9mXElO_QdHpla01oWE1jOFZRbnhJZkZpVFNKeVE#gid=19

Teach It Greg Sargent!..

Romney’s widely criticized post-election remarks — in which he claimed Obama won by giving core Dem constituencies “gifts” — were essentially a reprise of the 47 percent remarks. Romney reiterated in overly blunt terms what many Republicans and conservatives have been saying for years — and got disemboweled by his own party after detailing these views out loud, a fitting coda to his candidacy.


Thank you, democrattothend

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. Zero through forty-nine gets rounded down, fifty through ninety-nine gets rounded up

The "other" vote staying the same (1.69), Obama would have to get to 50.82 to drive Romney down to 47.49, allowing us to "officially" claim that he only got 47 per cent of the vote!


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:35 PM

5. I'm glad someone around here understands basic math. n/t

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:17 PM

6. Yeah, OK. But this is Mitt Romney here and I'm good with 47. whatever. No law against decimals.

He'll forever be Mr. 47% and change.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:40 PM

7. most of the uncounted votes are in CA and NY

on average, those states have a 20-25 percent margin for Obama.

that's why Wasserman is estimating Mitt will end up below 47.5, he even said "bet on it". And Wasserman dutifully updates his spreadsheet as he gets updated information from throughout the USA county by county!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AjYj9mXElO_QdHpla01oWE1jOFZRbnhJZkZpVFNKeVE&f=true&noheader=true&gid=19

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 PM

10. The lead is now over 4 million for Obama.

Whoot!

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:53 PM

14. Also, it looks like they just started counting provisionals in Ohio

Hopefully that will give Obama some more votes, as well as prevent Ohio Republicans from getting 60 seats in the statehouse (apparently they are at 58): http://www.wksu.org/news/story/33837

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:06 PM

8. End up at 47%? I think he's already there:

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:19 PM

9. 47 Octane

sputter - sputter - wheeze - cough - cough - clank.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:05 PM

12. That photo that is now almost everywhere

kinda reminds me of the photo of Saddam Hussein when he was found in the hole in the ground. :>))

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:36 AM

17. looks like his campaign hairdresser must have quit

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:48 PM

11. 47.54 at the moment

and falling, slowly

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:19 PM

13. YESSS! Take that!

You smug son of a bitch! I hope you are forever haunted by 47%, being beaten by Honey Boo Boo, as well as Obama. Talk about feeling entitled! He doesn't deserve to carry the water of a decent hard working man. Good riddance!




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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:36 AM

18. FWIW...He was born in 1947

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:39 PM

15. There are a few petitions around the Internet about this

I saw one on KOS, another from SumofUs.org, and so on and so forth.
Sign a few of these, make a few calls, who knows? She may win this appointment if we help her out.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:58 AM

16. Wikipedia has him at 47.5 now!

He's very close to being rounded down to 47%!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2012

Such sweet irony: revenge of the 47%.

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Response to democrattotheend (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:17 AM

19. MSM will still report it as 48% though because the election is over and that is what it was when

they said it was over. On to the next story.

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