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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Wow so for all the hype atleast 14 million people could not be bothered to vote. SMH Who are these people?

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A drop in voter turnout in Tuesday's election didn't keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term in the White House.
Preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year than four years ago, when voters shattered turnout records as they elected Obama to his first term.
In most states, the numbers are shaping up to be even lower than in 2004, said Curtis Gans, the director of American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate. Still, the full picture may not be known for weeks, because much of the counting takes place after Election Day.


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Interesting, considering that early voting was up all over and, as your link notes:

"Still, the full picture may not be known for weeks, because much of the counting takes place after Election Day."

Also, let's not forget all of the people displaced in NY and NJ who couldn't get to the polls.
I suspect that whatever the final number, there will be an asterisk and a footnote due to the extremely unusual circumstances that occurred this year.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Wow so for all the hype atleast 14 million people could not be bothered to vote. SMH Who are these people?

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They are all the old white people--in other words, the GOP "base"--that died between 2008 and 2012. Better get used to the dwindling numbers, it's a trend that won't be reversed until/unless the GOP comes back from the ideological netherlands.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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They are all the old white people--in other words, the GOP "base"--that died between 2008 and 2012. Better get used to the dwindling numbers, it's a trend that won't be reversed until/unless the GOP comes back from the ideological netherlands.
I guess deaths would account for some of the drop off but that would be off set by new 18-22 year olds.

I think from the GOP side for all the talk Romney GOTV was not even as good as McCain's. Ohio registered 600,000 fewer votes than '08 or a ~10% drop.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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I guess deaths would account for some of the drop off but that would be off set by new 18-22 year olds.

I think from the GOP side for all the talk Romney GOTV was not even as good as McCain's. Ohio registered 600,000 fewer votes than '08 or a ~10% drop.
You ignore the shifting demographics at your peril. The GOP will either have to moderate or die.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I guess deaths would account for some of the drop off but that would be off set by new 18-22 year olds.

I think from the GOP side for all the talk Romney GOTV was not even as good as McCain's. Ohio registered 600,000 fewer votes than '08 or a ~10% drop.
Maybe they shouldn't have went after people who were registering others to vote

I remember in the 90's, our teacher helped everyone who was of age register to vote. They're not allowed to do that anymore.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Wow so for all the hype atleast 14 million people could not be bothered to vote. SMH Who are these people?

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Could they be locked up in Obama's interment camps?
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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You ignore the shifting demographics at your peril. The GOP will either have to moderate or die.
Shifting demographics? You mean like illegal immigration?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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to da grave, yo
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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The Romney camp turned a lot of Ron Paul Republicans away from the elections, when it was clear, the puppet was already picked for us.
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