domingo, novembro 11, 2012

Ron laughs last

The Ron Paul Effect: How the GOP Threw the Election By Disenfranchising Ron Paul Supporters:
By disenfranchising Ron Paul supporters, Mitt Romney won the primary but lost the election.

New analysis reveals that in no less than five states, Romney’s margin of loss to President Obama in the general election was less than the number of votes received by Ron Paul in that state’s primary.
StateObama VotesRomney VotesRomney Loss MarginPaul Primary VotesElectoral Votes
Connecticut128,251120,6377,6148,0327
Florida4,141,6184,094,95246,666117,46129
New Hampshire366,089325,66840,42156,8724
Ohio2,691,8612,584,620107,241113,25618
Virginia1,868,1911,767,692100,499107,45113
What does this mean? Given two conservative assumptions – that the number of Paul supporters in these five states is at least double the number of Paul primary votes, and that 40% of these Paul voters stayed home on Election Day – we have a strong case for stating that Mitt Romney would have won the election had he earned the votes of these Ron Paul supporters.

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