Who really won the 2012 presidential election?


Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaig...

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaign rallies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is Thursday November 8, 2012. It has taken me this long to process what happened on November 6th. I have reached a conclusion. Something isn’t right, or wasn’t right, about this election.

Consider the following:

  1. Romney had a slight lead in most major polls going into the election.
  2. Romney was ahead in the polls in the majority of the swing states. – He only won one.
  3. Romney was drawing larger crowds than Obama the final weeks of the campaign according to reporters.
  4. Romney had a positive message and an economic plan. Obama had a failed record and a negative message.
  5. Romney had generated voter enthusiasm and everyone expected a big turn-out by Romney supporters. Democrat enthusiasm was slightly down.
  6. Obama was fighting a scandal with the Benghazi cover-up leaking out in spite of efforts by main stream media to keep it quiet.
  7. Most intellectually honest people agree that Romney did better than Obama in the debates.
  8. Early voting indicated more Republicans were voting than expected and fewer Democrats.

What then should we make of this upset? Most everyone is accepting Romney’s defeat without question. Personally, I am having trouble believing he lost. We know that Eric Holder’s “injustice” department worked hard suing states that attempted to pass voter ID laws and attempting to stop any state from cleaning up their voter registration lists. It was reported that some in the military were disenfranchised. We know that the Obama team went after uninformed voters. We know that machines in several states were “mis-calibrated”. I believe there was something more, however, that caused Romney to appear to lose this election. I do not know how it was accomplished and I cannot prove it, but in my heart I believe that some of Mitt Romney’s votes were either not counted or not reported. How this was accomplished I have no idea, but when I hear Fox News analyst saying that Romney had fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, I just smell something rotten.

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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10 Responses to Who really won the 2012 presidential election?

  1. It’s called “confirmation bias”. There’s an article about it at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias. Some polls were really suffering from it, especially Rasmussen and Gallup. More purely scientific polls like Nate Silver’s Fivethirtyeight, and Sam Wang’s Princeton Consortium said Romney’s momentum stopped 5-7 days after the debates, and had reversed. Silver correctly predicted the outcomes in all 50 states, two weeks before the election.

    Part of the problem with theories about “enthusiasm” is that no one has scientifically studied negative motive – people choosing to vote against, rather than for someone. Obama increased his percentages among Hispanics, women, and young voters, all groups that in a general sense disagreed with with specific GOP positions on issues important to them. Latinos and blacks certainly perceived Romney as someone who “must be stopped”. It’s not the same as enthusiasm, but it turns people out to vote.

    So, yes, it really happened. You were just relying on the wrong information sources.

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    • jlue says:

      Maybe your own thoughts are “confirmation bias”. Many of watched for four years attempting to discern what we saw happening. I don’t think there was any bias other than media bias going on. Media bias continued up to the bitter end.

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      • I didn’t have any clear feeling of who would win, so no, I didn’t have a bias. I didn’t focus on TV news, or other electronic media. Since I work in health care, my “bias” is primarily toward science. For news I read the occasional newspaper, but most of the time I’m working so my time’s taken up with peer-reviewed studies and textbooks. I was just pointing out the term to try and correct your erroneous assumption that no poll had called it right. I’m sorry you felt as if the media you believed in has been dishonest – but facts are facts. The result of the election was predicted correctly by some, and not by others.

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  2. jlue says:

    How has media I believed in been dishonest? Are you talking about Gall-up Poll and Rasmussen or CNN polls? Romney tied or led in every poll except a few that over sampled Democrats and I don’t think the polls were wrong. Even if they were, they are only one reason out of many that so many Americans were shocked at the outcome.

    Democrats did not want voter ID in order to have non-citizens vote, along with the dead, who always vote Democrat, but that doesn’t account for Romney receiving fewer votes than McCain. I am not questioning Obama’s votes. I knew he would get a lot of votes. That was predetermined. We learned during early voting that many machines were mis-calibrated. Could that account for the lose? Surely not, since so many were made aware of the problem. What is very questionable is the number reported for Romney. The only way I can imagine determining if there were votes dropped would be to compare the number of warm bodies to the number of votes cast. It would probably be an easy task for a computer genius to write a program that could wipe out a specified number of votes for a given candidate.

    I am aware that there were quite a few special interest groups who supported Obama regardless of the economy, the healthcare fiasco, Benghazi, corruption, or our national debt. I knew that defeating him would be difficult when the welfare rolls have swollen and so many depend on government assistance. It isn’t that I am blind to the task that confronted Romney and the country. I just watched as the momentum behind Romney grew and it became obvious that Americans were going to the polls to save the country.

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  3. jlue says:

    Here is another way a few votes were stolen. We know that there was fraud, just how much and where – that we do not know! http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/20121107007-oh-election-judges.html

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  5. Tiana says:

    This is Soooooooo Wrong! Mitt Romney Rightfully Won This Election.. It Was “Rigged” There Has To Be Something That Can Be Done About This…Mitt Romney Should Lawyer Up and Go After Whoever It Is That Counts Votes and Whatever and Charge Them With Voter Fraud and Demand a Recount!! This is So Wrong..I Know In My Heart Mitt Romney Won This Election! This is Just Such a Injustice To Mitt Romney To All Americans and This Needs To Be Aknowledged and Investigated..Contact Your Congressman! The More Impact The Better! America Deserves The Man Who Really WON This Election…Mitt Romney.

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    • jlue says:

      America NEEDS Mitt Romney and before the four years are over most people will realize this.

      I really do not believe that anything is going to change the outcome. I have been studying about the results. Did Obama have enough votes from special interest groups and those to whom he pandered to win? Blacks still supported Obama because he is partially black.He gave stimulus money to Unions. He pandered to gays, unmarried women, welfare recipients, Muslims, illegals and Latinos, and the far left fringe. He did all of this while defining Mitt Romney as what Obama really is – a liar. It is hard to beat a person like that. Still, Romney had at least 50% of the voters behind him and he had momentum going into the election. I feel he had to have gotten more votes than McCain and that is why I think even with all the unethical tactics Obama used, he must have also had some other way of stealing votes from Romney.

      Sadly, he now says he has a mandate from the people to raise taxes. He doesn’t, but how can you stop him. He has even said it will hurt the economy, but he plans to do it anyway. Sad day for America and half of the country or more doesn’t even comprehend this.

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