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Real Presidential Numbers

The lamestream media told you:

Obama won in a stunning landslide.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Obama absolutely took the electoral college, the thing the Democrats wanted to eliminate after the last election, in a lopsided victory, 365 to 173, or 68% of the poorly understood controversial electoral college devised and in place since our wildly successful founding.

The entire election though swung on 3-1/2% of the popular vote (a 7% spread). How many Americans is that?

America has 305 million people presently. Just under 128 million of them voted (which is 64% of those eligible -- the rest are too young, unregistered, here illegally, prisoners, convicted felons who've lost the civil right to vote, etc.). So, only 42% of the citizenry cast ballots. McCain got roughly 59 million, Obama got 68 million, so Obama took the presidency with an affirmative act on the part of 22% of Americans. Sounds fair, right? Hey, don't sweat it. That's the way it's always been, the majority rules, kinda sorta. Got a better plan?

It was a landslide! 22%!

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Confused

I didn't vote for Obama, but isn't 68 million 53% of 128 million?

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