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While the major media outlets seem not to have updated their presidential election results in several days, David Leip has and it shows Mr. Obama expanding his lead to more than 3.1%. He now has nearly a 4 million vote cushion (check that out, Donald!) and there are still lots of votes to be counted. As we all already know, the President won't reach his 2008 total, but he still has the two highest popular vote totals in presidential election history.
Even more amusing is the now all but certain outcome that Mitt Romney will see his vote total rounded down to 47%. The presidents popular vote victory comes even though lost about 1 million votes as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Unlike those in the right wing echo chamber, it is clear to any political scientist that he likely would have won the vote with nearly a 5% margin had it not been for that superstorm. Yes folks, the storm cost the President votes and did not change the outcome of the election.
The President had the better message, campaign, and candidate. I look for more great things from him in the next 4 years and beyond.