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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:01 PM

The Popular Vote seems to be changing by the hour-and Obama's lead keeps growing!

It's now:
Obama-65,423,211 (50.96%) Romney-60,748,955 (47.32%)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AjYj9mXElO_QdHpla01oWE1jOFZRbnhJZkZpVFNKeVE

If you refresh the link, it updates constantly.

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Reply The Popular Vote seems to be changing by the hour-and Obama's lead keeps growing! (Original post)
jenmito Dec 2012 OP
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #1
jenmito Dec 2012 #2
freshwest Dec 2012 #10
jenmito Dec 2012 #13
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #21
freshwest Dec 2012 #22
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #23
progree Dec 2012 #24
freshwest Dec 2012 #25
Larry in KC Dec 2012 #3
jenmito Dec 2012 #4
NICO9000 Dec 2012 #7
jenmito Dec 2012 #15
CreekDog Dec 2012 #16
jenmito Dec 2012 #17
CreekDog Dec 2012 #18
jenmito Dec 2012 #19
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #12
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #5
jenmito Dec 2012 #6
klook Dec 2012 #8
tclambert Dec 2012 #9
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #11
Roland99 Dec 2012 #14
RobertEarl Dec 2012 #20
jenmito Dec 2012 #26

Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:14 PM

1. Yawn. If Romney ever gets to EXACTLY 47.0% let us know.

That would be noteworthy.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:23 PM

2. Thanks for kicking this thread that you don't consider "noteworthy." n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:37 PM

10. Jenmito, I like these threads to remind us of the hard work done by OFA this year.

There is only one thing that troubles me whenever I see these numbers. When we take into account the GOP suppression of Democratic votes, the results are great, a real triumph.

But that 60 million voted for Romney & Ryan with their Ayn Rand philosophy, for greed and bigotry, and didn't mind the outright lying, is deeply troubling to me.

That's why I tell people to keep working. Those people did not leave and are working their agenda on local and state levels. We need a generation of work.

And just for you, since it never gets old:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:09 PM

13. Thanks, freshwest...

I haven't SEEN that TIME cover! And you're right about the rest of your post, too.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:45 PM

21. But that 60 million voted for Romney & Ryan with their Ayn Rand philosophy, for greed and bigotry,

and didn't mind the outright lying, is deeply troubling to me."

Absofuckinglutely. It also strikes me as particularly awful that so many Americans would vote for someone with that bullying incident, leading a gang to cut a gay classmate's hair, as an un-repented part of their history. Not only did he not apologize or show any remorse, he apparently still thinks it's hilarious.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

22. That's why I keep nagging about people staying in the process. They ain't going away.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:23 PM

23. Me too. That and the fact that all those Teapers are still in the House. In my state, PA, there are

still 12 R and just 7 D Congress. And all but one of the 21 are male.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:07 AM

24. "That's why I tell people to keep working. Those people did not leave..." Yup

I don't know if I'm what is called a "concern troll" but I don't see any reason that the 2014 midterms will be that much different than the 2010 midterms. Unless we do better at GOTV than we did in 2010. I read that 45 million who voted in 2008 didn't show up to vote in 2010.

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Response to progree (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:20 AM

25. 2010 was a product of media demoralizing Democrats and not allowing the truth out.

That Obama was being obstructed or that he was no different than Bush. Some are singing that tun now, so I don't expect any help from them in 2014. That's just in online discussions, those who went out and did what they could can do it again.

The media has pulled back the veil and shown who they support this year, as if we couldn't see before, and it's going to go full steam ahead to do the same thing it did in 2010. Nordquist says they will have a Tea Party 2 and they have as much money they did then. It would take longer than two years to tax them into getting out of government.

We divide ourselves and argue about things and despite some squalling from the right, they haven't been shut down because of the money. They'll be working every single day in every district just like they have for the last twenty years, along with their increasingly political churches galvanizing their base. If we stand still, bicker among ourselves, or go back, they'll finish us off.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. Oh, come on, it's fun and satisfying, and besides...

There are other numbers to root for, like Obama going over EXACTLY 51.0%, or Obama going over 5 MILLION popular votes more than Romney. All of these changes in the right direction are reasons to celebrate and release some more Victory Endorphins.

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Response to Larry in KC (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. Thank you!

Chuck Todd did a segment on this today and Martin Bashir just said Obama's ahead in the popular vote by 5 million.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:01 PM

7. It's there right now on HuffPo

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results

Obama: 51.3%
Mittens: 47.0% EXACTLY!

Over 5M vote difference between 'em now too!

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:17 PM

15. That's weird. Romney's % has gone up .32% since then. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:11 PM

16. actually it hasn't...Huffington Post may be updating their numbers on a different schedule

Dave Wasserman of Cook has been systematically updating his numbers, going county by county through the results and the Romney number has been steadily decreasing, a few hundredths of a percent each day.

the 47.32% is the lowest number Wasserman has had for Romney thus far, though this number has been continually dropping.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

17. Oh, thanks for the name! I was trying to remember Wasserman's name all day!

Last edited Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:48 PM - Edit history (1)

But at the link above mine that you replied to, they show Romney at 47.0% with fewer votes than he has now. And they have Obama at 51.something%, higher than it is now.

ETA: I am SO dumb! I could've just looked at my own link to get Wasserman's name!

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Response to jenmito (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:35 PM

18. there's something screwy (aka "wrong") with their numbers

For example, the numbers for California look close for Obama but way off for Romney, so their attention to detail is inconsistent.

I'd stick with Wasserman.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:55 PM

19. Yeah, I think so, too.

I'll stick with Wasserman, too.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:01 PM

12. I think Obama's mandate increasing by the minute is worthy of interest.

But maybe that's just me.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:32 PM

5. Obama keeps going up; Romney down. Still a squeaker !!!

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:39 PM

6. Just yesterday, a Repub. strategist said Obama got 10 million fewer votes than last election.

That's because on Nov. 6th he had 59 million votes. He didn't seem to notice that votes are STILL being counted.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:28 PM

8. Did those white suburban counties in Ohio ever come in?



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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:36 PM

9. Mitt Romney's likes on Facebook are now down to 11,870,070

And still sinking.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:40 PM

11. Maybe it's Anonymous changing the tally.

Just kidding.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:14 PM

14. K&R

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:23 PM

20. Obama getting >55% of all late counted votes

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1091705

Why is there a 4% difference from the immediate % to now?

Is it because the late count is more honest?

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:34 PM

26. The latest update: Obama 65,584,658 (50.98%), Romney 60,844,121 (47.29%). Keeps going! n/t

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