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I'm sure you have heard the Sean Hannity and the Mark Levin wingnut types of the world say that Obama really did not bring in many new voters to the 2008 election.  Well, compared to 2004, about 4.5 million more people voted in 2008 than 2004.  That is more new voters than the total votes in 11 states combined, representing 37 electoral votes!

Total New Voters in 2008: 4,418,952 (and still counting).

Compare this to the total vote in the 11 states below.  Note the tallys for the states below represents the total vote in 2008, not new voters.

State     Total Votes
-----     -----------
Alaska        297,423
Montana     487,030
Idaho         651,678
Wyoming    246,329
New Hamp  707,648
N. Dakota   315,987
S. Dakota   381,902
Delaware    375,187
Rde Island  436,289
Vermont      311,289
Hawaii        452,332
--------------------
Total       4,365,671

Still have some wiggle room and might even be able to fit in DC -- 226,000 votes -- when all the absentee and provisional votes are counted!

Great GOTV effort.  Congrats Team Obama and Team Blue

Originally posted to Withdraw the Republicans on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 05:20 AM PST.

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4.5 Million New Voters

26%11 votes
16%7 votes
57%24 votes

| 42 votes | Vote | Results

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