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Old 11-06-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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I just heard Michael Steele on MSNBC proclaim that "for the first time" in our history a President has been elected with a minority of the popular vote. Is it possible to get any dumber? I think this is about the 15th time that's happened
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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make that 17 times

1844, 1848, 1856, 1860, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1912, 1916, 1948, 1960, 1968, 1992, 1996, 2000
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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I just heard Michael Steele on MSNBC proclaim that "for the first time" in our history a President has been elected with a minority of the popular vote. Is it possible to get any dumber? I think this is about the 15th time that's happened
I believe it was "re-elected". He cited the example of Bush in 2000 as an "election".
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:32 PM
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We will rename this generation to the dumb generation. The man must have been living in a cave not to know how wrong that statement is.

I think I will turn off the computer and stop watching TV for the next four years. My yard needs a lot of work. That post right above mine is like splitting hairs. Maybe it is the double-dumb generation. Michele Obama better get some nutrition into these people to make their brains start working again. They all sound like they are on drugs.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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Um, Obama's winning the popular vote.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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Lose the pop vote and win the electoral??? = no transparency in the electoral college...

or accountability.

Oh well...guess deals are to be made.

And yes, RE-ELECTION... as in it's the first time a pres was re-elected with minority vote.. not elected initially.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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I just heard Michael Steele on MSNBC proclaim that "for the first time" in our history a President has been elected with a minority of the popular vote. Is it possible to get any dumber? I think this is about the 15th time that's happened
Erm... actually nobody has ever won the presidency with a minority of the popular vote. Plurality, yes. Minority, no. Technicality I guess?

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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Lose the pop vote and win the electoral??? = no transparency in the electoral college...

or accountability.

Oh well...guess deals are to be made.

And yes, RE-ELECTION... as in it's the first time a pres was re-elected with minority vote.. not elected initially.
Again, Obama is ahead in the popular vote with 82% reporting.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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That's a RWNJ for ya. Steele couldn't even gather his cracked out chickens when he was running the farm.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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I believe it was "re-elected". He cited the example of Bush in 2000 as an "election".
Then I guess Steele missed Clinton's 1996 election. And Wilson's 1916 election. Both occurred with less than 50% of the popular vote.

I suspect there were other such Presidential re-elections, too. I only looked at three in order to find those two examples.
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