It seems that vote totals for Romney keep going up, making up the alleged 3 million vote "deficit" we had all heard about. Here is a link with raw vote totals. Romney, according to this chart, has surpassed the 60 million vote mark:
Obama: 65,147,939 (50.91%)
Romney: 60,610,074 (47.36%)
Other: 2,209,061 (1.73%)
A total voter turnout of 127,967,074. (2008 turnout was 131,313,820, 2.55% less.)
So, my question -- "why?" -- has to be readdressed: Why did we fail to convince 5,000,000 2008 Obama voters to vote for Romney in 2012? (Although it may not have made a difference.) We know that the ones who voted for Obama on November 6 are the hard-core Kool-Aid drinkers and moochers; my query now is why the vote deficit and why did we fail to convince even a percentage of these voters.
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The inexplicable datum of the November 6 election, the one that keeps going around and around in my head, is why did 3,000,000 Republicans elect to sit the election out and not vote for Romney? Honestly, for the life of me, I cannot make sense of it.