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To: EBH
Romney got more votes than any other Republican ever:
Actually, the GOP vote has been increasing for 20 years:
1996   Dole     37,816,307
2000   Bush     50,459,211
2004   Bush     59,130,092
2008   McCain   59,948,323
2012   Romney   60,265,579
It is inaccurate to use the PARTIAL returns from election night to compare to the FINAL results from other years.
44 posted on 12/04/2012 5:32:15 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

The problem with your numbers is that millions of independents who had voted for Obama in 2008 switched to Obama in 2012. Which means that millions of Republicans who voted for McCain in 2008 stayed home in 2008. In spite of the large swing in independent voters, Romney barely topped McCain’s mediocre effort from 2008. The GOP has a serious problem with its base and this purge of conservatives - including the disgraceful sell-out of Allan West - will ensure that the turnout of the base continues to erode.


47 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Bush actually got 62M in 2004. So Romney’s totals were still below Bush’s.


74 posted on 12/04/2012 11:58:05 AM PST by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

Meaningless unless considered as a total percentage of the population, and unless compared to the final results.


93 posted on 12/04/2012 6:30:41 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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