After tallying all absentee ballots, provisional ballots, etc. Romney actually won more votes than McCain.
Is this incorrect?
Overall turnout as a percentage of the voting age population was down pretty significantly. From the growth of the voting age population, at 2008 participation , there would have been 5 million more votes, but 2012 turnout isn’t even going to match 2008.
Roughly the same number 59m, and 59m BUT!
2008 was an election that we couldn't win.
2012, was an election that we couldn't lose.
You guys are jumping for joy that the GOP made no gains in voters between the two elections, that they were roughly equal in persuading voters.
What a losers mentality, when we were running against Jimmy Carter and a near depression this time, versus history, Bush fatigue, war fatigue, recession, and the first black president last time.