Skip to comments.The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans
Posted on 11/12/2012 5:38:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.
More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008. It is just they know their votes were in vain in that increasingly absurd state. The same is likely true in New York State where Romney fell more than a half-million votes short of McCain's totals. Excluding these two states, Romney received 300,000 more votes than McCain.
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Its no myth. Many conservatives stayed home.
IMO, the missing are Paul non-voters. And too a lesser extent, disgruntled Gingrich and Santorum non-voters. They got what they wanted: an Obama win.
My vote didn’t count either. I am from ILL-ANNOY where my one vote cast is offset by three or more voters who are dead, plus another few who are voting twice, plus a few votes that are snuck past the goalie on ballot-box security breaches famously identified by the Argonne National Labs Center for Physical Security. Our problems are epic, criminal, and include institutional corruption. How in the hell do you fight that?
My county voted with an 89.6% turnout and voted 3 to one for Romney. It was 4 to 1 in the precincts that I counted. I think that the only missing Romney voters were ones who died before the election.
I meant to add that we had ONE write in for Ron Paul. We also had one write in for Jon Stewart. Sort of equilvalent, IMO.
The current count has Mitt about 1.17 million votes behind McCain. That will undoubtedly close up further.
It was ~3 million after the election, but that was well before the counting was finished.
Vot anyway. P!ss ‘em all off.
Conservatives not voting in CA or NJ or NY or MA or IL or states like that is understandable given the futility of voting against dems in those types of states but I will never accept that staying home on election day is okay. If nothing else, people showing up could have made the numbers close enough to preclude this attempt to convince us all that Obama got a landslide mandate, that now has the political capital to stuff socialist stuff down our throats and congress needs to get out of the way.
Vote anyway!!! don’t be a missing “e”.
If California conservatives felt that way, they were morons. Did they only care about the presidency and ignore down-ticket races?
On Tuesday, the Democrats won super-majorities in both houses of the legislature, enabling them to push through any piece of zany left-wing legislation they desire, and it will be signed into law by Governor Moonbeam. Our losses included some good conservatives such as Assemblyman Chris Norby, who attended Occidental College, President Obama's alma mater, but actually graduated. If these losses occurred because Romney turned off the conservatives, then it shows how unsophisticated conservative voters are here in the Wine State.
The election was called in Wisconsin with only 1% of the vote in (by Fox) and the precinct where I was working still had not fed 900 absentee ballots into the machine. When my husband came over to tell us that news, none of us believed him. Especially didn’t believe that Fox News Channel had committed such an atrocity. Turns out they were right.
People who live in blue states should vote even if they know for sure their state, like Cal. or NY, is lost. Because final vote tallies can take away a so-called mandate from screwy, clown-dictators like Obama. He has to be a lot more circumspect thrusting socialism on the country.
People around here were very frank that if they were in states that were reliably blue, they didn’t need to vote.
Explains the difference.
Paul voters probably stayed home too.
I heard this morning that only about 450,000 more Romney votes combined in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado changes the election. That rather small number is easily accounted for by Republicans refusing to go vote — and by ‘Rat cheating.
That was my sister’s complaint as well.
This article says that the lost votes were almost entirely in CA and NY, where R’s had good reason to believe their votes wouldn’t make a difference anyway. In other states, the R vote was actually UP.
What’s interesting is the way the exit pollers/media have changed their stories as their previous stories have been debunked - just like Obama has continuously done every time a little bit of his treasonous iceberg starts to show at the surface of the water.
We were first told that Obama was able to win even though his votes were drastically down from 2008 because exit polls showed that the R’s had lost even more votes.
Now that the actual voting data is coming in showing the exit polls not only wrong but also unable to explain an Obama win (because the lost R votes were in places not in play anyway, and R votes were UP in battleground states), we’re being told that 11% of R’s voted for Obama (again, IIRC, based on the same exit polls that have already been shown wrong).
Never mind that more people than are registered to vote voted in large democrat areas of key battleground states. That couldn’t have anything to do with it.
Never mind that R observers were thrown out of those same areas.
Never mind that the vote-counting software can be manipulated to flip votes and nobody is able to audit what code was actually being used at the time the counting occurred. Or that the actual paper ballots are not being tallied by hand in places like St Lucie County in Florida, where it is acknowledged that the machine counting screwed up and where a “re-count” of early ballots resulted in a net change of over 4,000 votes - with over 2,000 of Allen West’s votes flipping to be votes for his opponent instead.
The United States of America is officially a banana republic which officially has a mafia-installed dictator.
Happy Veterans Day.
Whats the use in a electoral disaster if you can't break out you favorite whipping boy afterwards?
It is truly a sad outcome for Kalifornia to have the ‘Rats gain total control.
And soon it will be sad, and costly, for the rest of the nation as well. I fear there will be “too big to fail” taxpayer bailouts for CA, IL, NY in the near future.
I don’t know about Paul and Santorum voters, but I haven’t talked to any of my friends who voted for Newt who didn’t vote for Mitt.