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Friday, November 9, 2012
Yeah; It Was THAT Close
I found this post on Instapundit this morning, and while he talks about how close the election was, I am going in another direction with it. The author, Mike Harwood, is talking about how few voters, most influenced by Obama's reaction to Hurricane Sandy's destruction in New York and New Jersey. The email reads in part:
In Florida, with nearly 8.3 million ballots cast, the margin of victory was a mere 52,000 votes. Because this U.S. presidential election was a two person race, a takeaway by one candidate from another represents a two vote swing. Accordingly, if somewhere in the order of 26,000 Floridians, out of 8.3 million, decided that they were changing their vote from Romney to Obama ... those voters alone decided Florida’s 29 electoral votes.
The same argument can be made in Ohio. 5.3 million votes cast, margin of victory: 103,000. If the storm flipped about 52,000 votes or more from Romney to Obama, then no storm meant Ohio would have been a Romney win on election day.
In Virginia, 3.7 million votes cast, margin of victory: 107,000. If the storm influenced 54,000 voters or more to abandon Romney for Obama, the storm was decisive in converting a Romney win in Virginia to an Obama win.
In Colorado, nearly 2.4 million votes cast, margin of victory: 113,000. If 57,000 voters or more moved from the Romney camp to the Obama camp based on the storm, then Obama doesn’t win the state if the storm never happens.
A Romney win in these four states would have given him the election.
Less than 200,000 voters in four states, out of nearly 20,000,000 total visits to the polls in just those four states decided this election in Obama's favor.
Never let anybody tell you your vote doesn't count.
And never let them tell you voting fraud doesn't exist or doesn't matter. All it would have taken was 50,000 democrats to vote 4 times each over the course of a month, and Obama wins.
Every vote counts. In 2014 let's REALLY make them count.