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Now that the vote totals are almost complete (only 15 states are not yet at 100% of which only 3 - MT, OR, WA - are below 99%,) we can begin to make some calculations about the national and state totals and what they portend for the future.  The Presidential election is the only spot on the ballot which clearly indicates party preference because you can really compare across state lines without fear that local issues or local conditions (gerrymandering, etc.) might skew the results.  So here's my first thought:

Obama got 62,604,550 votes of which 70% (44,370,813) were cast in blue states; i.e., states that he won.  The dick, on the other hand, got 59,126,638 total votes, but only 41% (24,487,718) were from the states he won.

In other words, to run a competitive national race, Republicans have to pick up almost twice as many votes from blue states as Dems have to pick up from red states.  If Romney still believes that the Democrats are giving out gifts, how about the gift that the Republicans gave the Democrats in the form of a national election?

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