Skip to comments.Report: 2004 turnout numbers would have elected Romney
Posted on 04/29/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would have won the presidency if the white and black turnout rates had stayed at their 2004 levels, according to a new analysis of 2012 election.
The battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado would have tipped in favor of Romney, handing him the presidency if the outcome of other states remained the same, according to The Associated Presss summary of research by William Frey, an expert at the Brookings Institution.
Overall turnout declined from 62 percent in 2008 to 58 percent in 2012, Frey reported.
The drop-off reduced the overall turnout by up to 5 million votes, despite a slight increase in the number of eligible white voters, said the AP report....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
And if my aunt had ....
Given that Romney won the white vote by about 20%, had voter fraud not been so rampant, had demographic factors not changed so radically, these past decades, Romney would have won in landslide comparable to Richard Nixon’s victory in 1972 and Ronald Reagan’s 1984 victory.
In other words, Obama won because of his cult of personality. Any other Dem candidate would have gone down in flames. Not sure I buy it, we will see.
I doubt that sincerely . . . with the huge amount of voter fraud orchestrated by the democratic party, there’s virtually no way for them to lose . . .
Unless and until the so-called republican party finds a way to prohibit voter fraud, instant registration, criminal counting, illegal alien and felons voting, and illegal counting and monitoring of all voting precinct, the democrats cannot lose.
Knowing full well that the last election was stolen, and considering the total lack of response from the Stupid Party, we’re doomed.
This country is finished the way we are going - slow grind to the bottom.
So why don’t you stop depressing turnout? (Pat Toomey? Marco Rubio? Lindsay Graham?)
And if Romney had them, he'd be President.
Yup...exactly.....hoping we could learn from Europe’s mistakes....instead we are following precisely in their footsteps in every way.
End of story.
Yeah, this and a dime will buy you nothing. Who on earth bothers doing this pointless research, which yields absolutely no useful information.
Perhaps if the Republicans had nominated someone NOT a RINO...they might have won.
Perhaps. However, the Demos could still have had a stockpile of votes ready to submit if needed.
That assumes they would have voted for Romney.
Based on late returns, Romney did get more total votes in 2012 than McCain got in 2008. He still lost, and Obama lost some 4 million votes, down from his 2008 total.
A non-fraudulent election would have given us Romney in 2012 IMO.
Millions of white conservatives did not show up and vote for the moderate RINO. End of story.
If you read the article, Romney lost because GOP voters didn’t vote for him.
Romney managed to lose to Jimmy Carter’s second term, yet here you are trying to create a fantasy of him winning in a Reagan like landslide, if only....
Romney has never belonged in republican politics, and is a failed and terrible politician with a single election victory during his 20 years of running, and he failed in that office, could not run for reelection, and was booted out of office with 34% approval.
Why would anyone vote for Obama-Lite when you could have the real deal.
The majority of voters seem to prefer free stuff over decent jobs and lower tax rates....that mixed in with the huge Democrat concentrations in most of the nation’s big urban centers (an incubator for voter fraud) and a declining white population were the biggest factors in the election outcome IMHO.
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