The numbers coming in from yesterday’s vote simply don’t make sense. I’ll concede I’m looking at them from the viewpoint of one whose candidate lost the election, but still, even forced objectivity is revealing very odd results that quite simply, “Don’t add up”.
Take this quote from an article this morning via kypost.com:
A drop in voter turnout in Tuesday’s election didn’t keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term.
Preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year than four years ago, when voters shattered turnout records as they elected Obama to his first term.
In most states, the numbers are shaping up to be even lower than in 2004, said Curtis Gans, director of American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
“This is one of those rare elections in which turnout in every state in the nation went down,” Gans said. LINK
And yet, despite reduced voting numbers, which should have directly harmed Barack Obama’s re-election hopes, and prior data that confirmed over and over again voter enthusiasm was strongly in favor of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama managed to win re-election in nearly every battleground state he needed.
Is such a thing really possible? Yesterday’s results suggest so – in the Age of Obama at least.