President Wins Popular Vote and Electoral Vote

Posted on November 7, 2012


Barack Obama won a majority of the popular vote and a resounding electoral college victory Tuesday night. As of now (9:50 a.m. ET on 11/7) with 97% of the precincts reporting the President has an approximately 2.6 million vote lead in the popular vote (2.25%). Florida is still counting votes this morning and will almost certainly break for Obama as well, bringing the final electoral college votes to 332 (Obama) vs. 206 (Romney).

The significance of this victory will be examined in the coming days. Given the Senate gains for Dems, the ballot measures that passed in several states and the resounding defeat of Romney/Ryan, there will be political reverberations felt. I think those reverberations will be big, especially for the GOP. Given the increasing diversity in the U.S., the GOP must embrace a new strategy to meet the demographic changes. No longer can the GOP rely on the white voters making up 75% of the electorate. No longer can the GOP promote voter suppression in an attempt to win elections. This is not a winning strategy long-term.

Where does the GOP go from here? A fascinating question that I can’t wait to explore…



Posted in: Politics, Voter Fraud