Archive for the ‘Election 2012’ Category

Voter ID Would Have Allowed Romney To Win Wisconsin Says Campaign Co-Chair

Alberta Darling - AP Photo

Romney campaign co-chair and Wisconsin state senator, Alberta Darling, said that voter ID would have allowed Mitt Romney to win her state. TPM reports: Voter ID “absolutely” would have made a difference in the outcome of the election, state Sen. Alberta Darling (R) told Mike Gousha of WISN on Sunday. She suggested that voter fraud helped President Barack Obama win the state. “We’re looking at all sorts of different precincts and all sorts of same-day registrations,” Darling said. “I know people will go, ‘We don’t have fraud and abuse in our elections.’ But why, why can’t we have voter ID…
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So You Want Your State To Secede From The United States?

All-American Apple Pie - photo by saeru

In case you missed it, after President Barack Obama won re-election last Tuesday, residents in a number of states filed and signed petitions asking for their respective states to be allowed to withdrawal from the United States of America. — I have a brief statement about talks of secession when an election doesn’t go your way. So your guy lost the election, and now you are so distraught you have signed a petition asking for your state to be allowed to secede from the union. I gotta tell ya, talk of secession in the wake of the election results says a lot…
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Fact of the Day: Presidents Who Won 50 Percent Of Vote Twice

This is a bonus Fact of the Day and it comes from a conservative commentator. Four presidents in the last century have won more than fifty percent of the vote twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama. – Bill Kristol It should be noted that Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, won with more than fifty percent of the vote four times! This was of course before the 22nd Amendment which set a two-term limit for the office of president. 1932 – Roosevelt (D) – 57.41% 1936 – Roosevelt (D) – 60.80% 1940 – Roosevelt (D) – 54.74% 1944 – Roosevelt (D) – 53.39%…
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Conservatives, It’s Not Your Country To Take Back

If there was one phrase heard most often during the health care debate in 2009 and 2010 it was “I want my country back.” This phrase, used exclusively by white conservatives, encapsulates the palpable fear felt by a shrinking white majority. This is not a phrase that would be uttered by African-Americans or Latinos, for good reason, and let’s not mince words. — White conservatives are talking about an increasingly diverse country with many more brown and black people, and it scares them to the core. In a Washington Post story (“GOP’s Red America forced to rethink what it knows about…
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Fact of the Day: Mitt Romney Received Less Votes Than John McCain

John McCain and Mitt Romney - photo by Gage Skidmore

In the 2012 presidential election, the losing candidate, Mitt Romney received 58.8 million votes. In 2008, losing candidate John McCain received just shy of 60 million votes. With votes still being counted, these numbers are not set in stone, but it’s likely Romney will not overcome the over one million vote deficit to his 2008 counterpart. To be fair, the turnout for the 2012 election was lower than 2008, with over 9 million fewer people turning out to vote. In fact, while 2012 Romney had a 1+ million deficit to 2008 McCain, 2012 Obama had a 7+ million deficit to his…
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