BREAKING NEWS: Romney Wins Georgia; Obama Cruises Nationally; Georgians Off to Vote

December 17, 2012 11:50 am

by Ed · 6 comments

#GAMECHANGE

The 2012 Presidential election results were certified in our fair state and…brace yourselves here… Governor Mitt Romney from the great commonwealth of Massachusetts won our state’s 16 Electoral College votes carrying 53.3% of the vote to Obama’s 45.5 %. A total of 2,078,688 cast votes for Romney and the incumbent president earned 1,773,827. #mindblown

Nationally, however, we are learning that the race was nowhere near close, the Republicans were pretty thoroughly shellacked and bamboozled (again) by Obama.  He now has nearly a four-point margin over Mitt with votes still to be counted in NY, HI an WV. With those coming in, he will surely break the 51% barrier. He’s sitting at 50.97% to Mitt’s 47.29%. Obama has 65,594,456 votes and Mitt 60,859,486.

Also, today is the one election day that matters as Electoral College voters across the U.S. cast their votes for President, meaning the preceding paragraph is essentially useless. Someone be sure to let us know how the Georgia voters cast their ballots!

Ed December 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

OMG, OMG, OMG I think the GA EC voters have voted!

Nathan December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Who wound you up today?

Ed December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

It was a temporary thing. I’m over it.

northside101 December 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

https//elections.dailykos.com website has data on how the various states voted by congressional district for president. Breakdown as reported there
Obama Romney Obama Romney
CD 1 (Kingston) 43.0% 55.9% CD 8 (Austin Scott) 37.5% 61.6%
CD 2 (Bishop) 58.6% 40.8% CD 9 (Collins) 20.5% 78.1%
CD 3 (Westmoreland) 33.0% 65.9% CD 10 (Broun) 36.3% 62.5%
CD 4 (Johnson) 73.6% 25.6% CD 11 (Gingrey) 31.5% 66.9%
CD 5 (Lewis) 83.1% 15.8% CD 12 (Barrow) 43.6% 55.4%
CD 6 (Price) 37.5% 60.8% CD 13 (David Scott) 69.2% 30.0%
CD 7 (Woodall) 38.3% 60.2% CD 14 (Graves) 25.3% 73.2%

Georgia BTW was the second largest state (in electoral votes) to back Romney this year (16, with Texas in first at 38 EV)—and therein lies the problem for Republicans. That means a GOP presidential candidate is not winning Florida (29 EV), Illinois or Pennsylvania (20 each), etc—and thus not getting elected nationwide. In the last 6 presidential elections (1992-2012), 18 states+DC (with a combined 242 electoral votes this year) have voted Democratic in each presidential election, and another 3 states (Iowa, New Hampshire and New Mexico) have voted Democratic 5 of the last 6 times (15 EV combined). Thus, Obama was a heavy favorite to have 257 electoral votes locked up from the start—maning Romney had to win just about everything else that was supposedly in contention, like Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

xdog December 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

“therein lies the problem for Republicans.”

That’s one problem. Here’s another: In Arizona three electors, including the goper state chairman, spouted birther nonsense during a ceremony to record Arizona’s Electoral College votes.

I wonder what their response would have been had Obama won AZ.

http://ktar.com/22/1596079/Obama-birth-issue-raised-by-3-Arizona-electors

Joshua Morris December 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I believe it was the American people who were “bamboozled (again) by Obama.”

bam·boo·zle
tr.v. bam·boo·zled, bam·boo·zling, bam·boo·zles Informal
To take in by elaborate methods of deceit; hoodwink. See Synonyms at deceive.
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