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Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes

 
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Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
President Obama stands to lose as many as 340,000 votes as a result of Hurricane Sandy, not enough to affect the outcome in heavily Democratic Northeastern states, but something that could make a difference in the popular vote if the results of Tuesday’s presidential race are as close as polls indicate, a First Read analysis finds.

“The storm is unlikely to change the Electoral College outcome, as Obama is heavily favored to win the affected states. A turnout drop could be the difference in a close national election, and thus could shape the political discourse over important policy issues in a possible Obama second term.”

Read more here: [link to firstread.nbcnews.com]

It's pretty crazy to think that he could lose that many votes and STILL be favored to win. poop
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
President Obama stands to lose as many as 340,000 votes as a result of Hurricane Sandy, not enough to affect the outcome in heavily Democratic Northeastern states, but something that could make a difference in the popular vote if the results of Tuesday’s presidential race are as close as polls indicate, a First Read analysis finds.

“The storm is unlikely to change the Electoral College outcome, as Obama is heavily favored to win the affected states. A turnout drop could be the difference in a close national election, and thus could shape the political discourse over important policy issues in a possible Obama second term.”

Read more here: [link to firstread.nbcnews.com]

It's pretty crazy to think that he could lose that many votes and STILL be favored to win. poop
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good thing for him the popular vote is irrelevant
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote for Romney.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote from Obama to Romney.
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corrected my post
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote for Romney.
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the electoral votes are not dependent on the popular vote
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
Who cares, its all rigged anyways.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote for Romney.
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the electoral votes are not dependent on the popular vote
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Well, they are, in a limited sense. But I understand what you mean (a candidate can win the presidency while losing the national popular vote).

The electoral votes have to come from somewhere after all (unless you believe the entire process is a complete charade).
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote for Romney.
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the electoral votes are not dependent on the popular vote
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14207070

Well, they are, in a limited sense. But I understand what you mean (a candidate can win the presidency while losing the national popular vote).

The electoral votes have to come from somewhere after all (unless you believe the entire process is a complete charade).
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you might want to read up on the electoral voting process. there is no correlation between the popular vote and the electoral votes. of course they give the impression one exists, but it doesn't
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Re: Hurricane Sandy could cost Obama 300,000 votes
I hope it's 3,000,000. Some electoral delegates may be affected and could change their vote for Romney.
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the electoral votes are not dependent on the popular vote
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14207070

Well, they are, in a limited sense. But I understand what you mean (a candidate can win the presidency while losing the national popular vote).

The electoral votes have to come from somewhere after all (unless you believe the entire process is a complete charade).
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you might want to read up on the electoral voting process. there is no correlation between the popular vote and the electoral votes. of course they give the impression one exists, but it doesn't
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Eh, it depends on the state and the reputation of the elector.

Most states have laws that "force" the electors to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote in their state. In the rest, it's extremely rare for an elector to vote against the popular vote.





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