Sign up to receive Alan's newsletter by email.

Speaking engagements

  • Invite Alan Korwin to speak at your event! Thought-provoking, entertaining, freedom-oriented topics -- your guests will thank you for the excitement -- long after the applause ends!


« Story Placement Bias | Main | Bureaucrats Bounce Businessmen »

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%!

Tags: , ,



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

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this weblog until the author has approved them.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In.

Read what people are saying about Page Nine, or tell Alan yourself.

See the archives below, or click through to an index of Page Nine posts at

About the Author

  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

Recent Comments

Read the last 100 comments on one handy page here!