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  1. #1
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    Historic turnout?

    In spite of the media hype, it wasn't. The total numbers were lest than in '04. Obama did somewhat better than Kerry, but the real change is that McCain's soldiers didn't show up for battle.


    2008
    Obama 63,685,576
    Mccain 56,280,668

    Total 119,966,244

    2004
    Bush 62,040,610
    Kerry 59,028,444

    Total 121,069,054

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_fridge View Post
    In spite of the media hype, it wasn't. The total numbers were lest than in '04. Obama did somewhat better than Kerry, but the real change is that McCain's soldiers didn't show up for battle.


    2008
    Obama 63,685,576
    Mccain 56,280,668

    Total 119,966,244

    2004
    Bush 62,040,610
    Kerry 59,028,444

    Total 121,069,054
    According to these numbers Obama did better than Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallron View Post
    According to these numbers Obama did better than Bush.
    Yes.....but total turnout was down from last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallron View Post
    According to these numbers Obama did better than Bush.
    Yeah but Bush didn't have illegals and ineligible voters voting for him or those with no picture IDs in some states voting for someone else who didn't go vote. It is wide spread in the Democratic get out the vote campaign along with the criminal organization called Acorn.
    "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."
    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
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    heh we are to blame, we stood by and let the mainstream media, hollywood and the latenite shows blame everything on Bush, when it was the Clinton administrations HUD Secretary who is to blame for the Frannie Mae Freddie Mac economic disaster.

    We didn't do enough to back up our President, it's our fault and we are the ones who will have to pay.


    Here we go for the peanut picker Jimmeh Carters second term, hang on folks this could be a rough ride..........remember...Jimmeh, hands down the absolute worst president we ever had, and still a ranking a$$hole.........

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    Historically, there were plenty more pinheads with their hands out voting this time around.
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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    These are the numbers I found..



    2008 voter turnout 148,218,161

    2004 voter turnout 122,294,978

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    Ah, but how is anyone giving an overall count of eligible voters when there are so many provisional voters waiting on a determination? You do realize that is why Missouri isn't in the 'final' column yet? Heard tonight that there are 7500+ provisional votes to be determined and since the margin of difference between Obama and McCain is less than that, the state can't be put in either column.


    How re-ducking-fickulous!

    Provisional equal....I didn't register correctly! UNNNNHHHH!! No vote for you!
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgibbs View Post
    These are the numbers I found..



    2008 voter turnout 148,218,161

    2004 voter turnout 122,294,978
    Where did you find them? And, I'm assuming that's TOTAL for all candidates? Kfridge was just reporting the two party candidates which wiki shows as
    Bush 62,040,610
    Kerry 59,028,444 for 2004 (a total of 121,069,054)
    CNN currently shows
    Obama 63,924,258
    McCain 56,428,249 for 2008 (a total of 120,352,507)

    As I previously stated though, Missouri isn't 'reported' yet for either candidate.
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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    My crystal ball says Missouri will be Blue.

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    If we had huge voter turnouts like this one in the past, we may not be in the financial situation that were in now.

    Business wise, I'm way off mark from my other 21 years in business. Hopefully it wont get much worse for everyone and start to recover by 09.
    I'll be there when I get there and not a minute later

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