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I have thrown together an Excel database that permits one to track the voting differentials between 2008 and the current 2-12 results.

1. All totals are from David Leip's Atlas of Presidential Electionx site which can be found here: Atlas of Presidential Elections
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2. Current vote totals are through this aftenoon (11/12/21)

3. You can receive the database via email and update it more returns come in if you leave me a message requesting it. (It is laid out slightly differently than it appears here.

4. I also have Excel databases that give Electoral College data from 1860-2012 - and which track state voting margins for 2012 alone. Just ask for them as well if you would like them.

A few things to note after the jump and the charts.....

2008 RESULTS:
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2012 RESULTS (thru 11/12/21):
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2008-2012 CHANGE (RAW and PERCENTAGE CHANGES by STATE)
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STATES where vote INCREASED (raw vote totals thru 11/12/21):
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STATES where vote DECREASED  (raw vote totals thru 11/12/21):
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NOTE: Quite a few of these states still have huge uncounted vote totals, most notably CALIFORNIA and ARIZONA.

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    Sadly, everything Communism said about itself was a lie. Even more sadly,, everything Communism said about Capitalism was the truth.

    by GayIthacan on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:07:04 PM PST

  •  Statistics (2+ / 0-)
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    a gilas girl, akze29

    Your statistics verify what the NY Times has said. Overall, the voting showed a distinct red shift over all of the US. In spite of this shift, it appears as the Democrats did very well.

    No more gooper LITE!

    by krwada on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:37:09 PM PST

    •  asdf (3+ / 0-)
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      krwada, Flying Goat, ChicDemago

      Dear - you might want to bone up on the difference between the use of RED as a sign of a negative number and RED as an indicator of political affiliation.

      Sheesh - you must be a RedState refugee! {eyeroll}

      Sadly, everything Communism said about itself was a lie. Even more sadly,, everything Communism said about Capitalism was the truth.

      by GayIthacan on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:55:36 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Millions of votes have not yet been reported (4+ / 0-)
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      Gooserock, krwada, wu ming, Byblis

      CNN Election Center as of today (11/12/2012) still shows that in California, only 71% of results are in.

      That means at least 2 million more votes for Obama just in California.

      The process is not official until the final certification in January.  By then, I believe Obama's number of votes may approach 68 million, and his margin of victory may increase as well. It could be something along the lines of 52-47 which would be sublime for Mr. 47%.

      'Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive' - VP Joe Biden

      by RobertInWisconsin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:59:39 PM PST

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  •  NY and NJ (3+ / 0-)
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    krwada, ItsSimpleSimon, Roger Fox

    Sandy?

    "Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free" - Lyndon Johnson

    by Michael Vykun on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:53:36 PM PST

  •  Ohio numbers are pretty damned surprising (1+ / 0-)
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    krwada

    6% drop while almost all of the other swing states increased.

    "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

    by voroki on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:01:43 PM PST

    •  Pushing 10's of Thousands of Registered Voters (8+ / 0-)

      onto provisional ballots is much if not all of it. Outstanding votes at this moment are 300,000.

      We can't count how many failed to vote out of frustration with long lines and shorted polling places.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:04:50 PM PST

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    •  NOT FINAL YET (4+ / 0-)
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      krwada, ItsSimpleSimon, wu ming, Woody

      There are MILLIONS of votes that have not been reported.

      The normal vote-counting process involves weeks of tallies, reports, and official certification of the final vote totals won't happen until January 2013.

      Per CNN Election Center today (11/12/2012) look at these incomplete numbers.  Just for example -

      Washington state - 45 % not yet reported
      California - 29 % not reported
      Oregon - 25 % not reported
      Arizona - 20 % not reported
      New York - 14 % not reported
      Ohio - 10 % not reported
      Maryland - 9 % not reported
      Michigan - 7 % not reported
      Illinois - 7 % not reported

      Like I say, there are MILLIONS of votes not yet reported.  In California alone could be upwards of 2 million Obama votes or more.

      'Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive' - VP Joe Biden

      by RobertInWisconsin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:05:45 PM PST

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      •  not final??? (0+ / 0-)

        These are large percentages. How can the election be called with this many votes outstanding?

        I am curious as to how this is so?

        No more gooper LITE!

        by krwada on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:33:30 PM PST

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        •  They are probably throughout those states (2+ / 0-)
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          Roger Fox, krwada

          Most of which are very large states.  The final percentages will probably not be drastically different but THAT'S NOT MY POINT.

          My point is the number of votes will go up once certified in January.  This happens every 4 years.

          People who are comparing 2012 vote totals to date to the final 2008 certified number (which was not final until January 2009) are comparing apples & oranges, that's my point.

          'Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive' - VP Joe Biden

          by RobertInWisconsin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:20:42 PM PST

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          •  oh (0+ / 0-)
            People who are comparing 2012 vote totals to date to the final 2008 certified number (which was not final until January 2009) are comparing apples & oranges, that's my point
            I thought this is what one is supposed to do. That is tally up the vote totals at around Inauguration time. Only then does one get an accurate tally of what happened.

            I suppose there is a science in counting very large numbers. Perhaps this is how the elections are called. I was just curious that is all.

            Sorry.

            No more gooper LITE!

            by krwada on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:42:52 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

  •  Ohio's Down Almost Exact Number of Provisional (4+ / 0-)
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    krwada, ItsSimpleSimon, tzager, Roger Fox

    ballots predicted to be outstanding till at least next week.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 04:03:43 PM PST

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