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Top Ten States for Turnout All Went to Obama

In a sign of the success of President Obama’s political machine, every single one of the states ranked in the top ten for voter turnout went for Obama over challenger Mitt Romney, according to a report by Nonprofit Vote.

The report illustrates the extraordinary value of the Obama campaign’s ability to turn out its base. The Romney campaign’s efforts failed to match Obama’s, and many among Romney’s key constituencies – including white voters – stayed home, helping hand the election to the incumbent.

Notably, The top five states – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Hampshire and Iowa – were are swing states Romney desperately needed to win. Two other vital presidential battlegrounds – Virginia and Michigan – were also in the top ten, ranking seventh and tenth respectively.

In Minnesota, 76.1 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. In second place Wisconsin, 73.2 percent showed up to vote. In 50th place on the list was Obama’s home state of Hawaii, where only 44.5 percent of eligible voters made it to the polls. The Democratic-leaning state was always a lock for the president.

Nationally, 59 percent of the eligible voting population took part in the election, down from 62 percent in 2008 but still relatively high by recent historical standards. While in 2004 61 percent showed to choose between George W. Bush and John Kerry, only 55 percent voted in the 2000 matchup between Al Gore and Bush and 53 percent voted in the 1996 contest between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

24 Responses to Top Ten States for Turnout All Went to Obama

  1. Since I live in Illinois – I often wonder what role voter ID would play on those stats. Do any of the top ten states require identification to vote?

    • Good question. I wrote both my congressman and the RNC that the Republicans face trouble in future elections unless they curb voter fraud. Surprisingly, the polls have shown that Americans favor voter ID by almost 75%. In the top 10 this may have been a factor in CO with votes by illegals, and we are seeing cases of voter fraud in OH where even a nun stands accused.

      I have a question for you. Was the granting of driver’s licenses to illegals just a Chicago thing or statewide? Those could be used as voter IDs, not that it would matter in Illinois but it could turn the election in other states.

      • It’s always the same song and dance every 4 years. By looking at last years results a reasonable person could tell something was going on in some of the states and voting districts.

        To me, get the law changed now if possible and then you have the next 3 yrs to get everyone on a ID. Currently in WI you do not have to show ID even though the law was passed before the elections to require it. It was struck down by one of the most liberal sitting judges in a county that is so Blue you need sunglasses to look at the ballots. Of course other groups had pending lawsuits in Federal Court- American Civil Liberties Union, the League of United Latin American Citizens of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and others.
        The judge ruled it unconstitutional because a professor at Univ of WI, estimated there are more than 220,000 Wisconsin residents who do not have photo IDs but who are otherwise qualified to vote.

        So ok, if there is 220K voters without ID, lets get the job done. We have 3 years.

        • I live in Oregon, the only state with mail-in voting. That’s good because there is no hanky-panky at poll booths, but it’s not so good because your voter registration only depends upon you having a verifiable Oregon street address, e.g., a receipt of a bill through the snail mail. No hard proof of nationality.

  2. Just today an AfAm poll worker was indicted on voter fraud charges. I will always believe that Obama stole the election in the battleground states. No question in my mind. By the time we settled in to watch the returns at 7:00 PST, the election had already been called! The battleground states toppled like dominoes minutes after the polls closed back East.

    Obama never closed his campaign offices in key states. He didn’t rest until every college kid had been herded onto an Obama bus and chauffered to the polls. He campaigned for 4 years – non-stop. And still he only received 51% ov the vote! No wonder Ann Romney is still upset! They won!

    Cincinatti poll worker charged with voting 6x in Nov:

  3. Dear Republicans,

    Pull your heads out of your collective asses. Voter turnout is key. The Democratic Party used technology, get-out-the-vote programs, canvassing, and social media to their advantage. The Republican party relied on wishes, fairy dust and hope. Work smarter, people.

    — A concerned American.

  4. As long as we don’t have Voter ID we will always have problems with the dems and the people they appoint, a la Jean Franois Kerry. Sometimes I just think
    I should leave the US. Kerry has no love for the US, and I doubt that Hagel has either. These are the kind of people that the low information voter elects.
    Fortunately, Kerry wasn’t elected president. I guess back then the voters had more smarts than they do today.

  5. Don’t think the “nonprofit group” that sponsored this report is too concerned with America’s problem with voter fraud. They advocate removing “burdensome registration requirements” in states like Texas to increase voter turnout. Give me a break. Democrats had free rein in Texas after Obama sycophant Holder held up our voter ID law and redistricting map by invoking the 1965 Civil Rights Act.

    Just some of their suggested changes that I very much disagree with –
    Expand early voting by allowing voters to register and vote on the same day.
    Allowing individuals to register as a permanent absentee voter.
    Mail only voting.
    Restoring voting rights for ex-cons.
    Nonpartisan commissions drawing districts rather than state legislatures.

    No thank you. We need more stringent controls over voting practices rather than making it easier to steal elections.

  6. The amount of voter fraud by the Demo/Communists is just beginning to come to light. The presidents excellent vote getters managed to keep the military vote surpressed, and had inner city welfare folks voting multiple times. How
    does a city come up with a 108% voter turnout? voter I.D. next time, or
    live once more with a chosen dictator intent on destroying the country.

  7. Received today via Email….another sad commentary.

    Perspective of a Rabbi
    Please take a moment to digest this provocative article by a Rabbi from Teaneck, N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard.

    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.

    The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo – for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship,
    incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility.
    And fewer people voted.

    But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the Chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of
    Hurricane Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans could have chosen better candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the economy due to the business cycle.

    Romney lost because he didn’t get enough votes to win.

    That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious reasons. Romney lost because the conservative virtues – the traditional American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative and aspirations to moral greatness – no longer inspire or animate a majority of the electorate.

    The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is impossible to compete against free stuff.

    Every businessman knows this; that is why the “loss leader” or the giveaway is such a powerful marketing tool. Obama’s America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the 47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so they did, by the tens of millions; those who – courtesy of Obama – receive two full years of unemployment benefits (which, of course, both disincentives looking for work and also motivates people to work off the books while collecting their windfall) surely know for whom to vote. The lure of free stuff is irresistible.

    The defining moment of the whole campaign was the revelation of the secretly-recorded video in which Romney acknowledged the difficulty of winning an election in which “47% of the people” start off against him because they pay no taxes and just receive money – “free stuff” – from the government.
    Almost half of the population has no skin in the game – they don’t care about high taxes, promoting business, or creating jobs, nor do they care that the money for their free stuff is being borrowed from their children and from the Chinese.
    They just want the free stuff that comes their way at someone else’s expense. In the end, that 47% leaves very little margin for error for any Republican, and does not bode well for the future.

    It is impossible to imagine a conservative candidate winning against such overwhelming odds. People do vote their pocketbooks. In essence, the people vote for a Congress who will not raise their taxes, and for a President who will give them free stuff, never mind who has to pay for it.

    That engenders the second reason why Romney lost: the inescapable conclusion that the electorate is ignorant and uninformed. Indeed, it does not pay to be an informed voter, because most other voters – the clear majority – are unintelligent and easily swayed by emotion and raw populism.
    That is the indelicate way of saying that too many people vote with their hearts and not their heads. That is why Obama did not have to produce a second term agenda, or even defend his first-term record. He needed only to portray Mitt Romney as a rapacious capitalist who throws elderly women over a cliff, when he is not just snatching away their cancer medication, while starving the poor and cutting taxes for the rich.

    During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called out to Adlai Stevenson: “Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!”
    Stevenson called back: “That’s not enough, madam, we need a majority!”
    Truer words were never spoken.

    Obama could get away with saying that “Romney wants the rich to play by a different set of rules” – without ever defining what those different rules were; with saying that the “rich should pay their fair share” – without ever defining what a “fair share” is; with saying that Romney wants the poor, elderly and sick to “fend for themselves” – without even acknowledging that all these government programs are going bankrupt, their current insolvency only papered over by deficit spending.

    Similarly, Obama (or his surrogates) could hint to blacks that a Romney victory would lead them back into chains and proclaim to women that their abortions and birth control would be taken away. He could appeal to Hispanics that Romney would have them all arrested and shipped to Mexico and unabashedly state that he will not enforce the current immi gration laws.
    He could espouse the furtherance of the incestuous relationship between governments and unions – in which politicians ply the unions with public money, in exchange for which the unions provide the politicians with votes, in exchange for which the politicians provide more money and the unions provide more votes, etc., even though the money is gone.

    Obama also knows that the electorate has changed – that whites will soon be a minority in America (they’re already a minority in California) and that the new immigrants to the US are primarily from the Third World and do not share the traditional American values that attracted immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries.
    It is a different world, and a different America. Obama is part of that different America, knows it, and knows how to tap into it. That is why he won.

    Obama also proved again that negative advertising works, invective Sells, and harsh personal attacks succeed. That Romney never engaged in such diatribes points to his essential goodness as a person; his “negative ads” were simple facts, never personal abuse – facts about high unemployment, lower take-home pay, a loss of American power and prestige abroad, a lack of leadership, etc.
    As a politician, though, Romney failed because he did not embrace the devil’s bargain of making unsustainable promises. It turned out that it was not possible for Romney and Ryan – people of substance, depth and ideas – to compete with the shallow populism and platitudes of their opponents.
    Obama mastered the politics of envy – of class warfare – never reaching out to Americans as such but to individual groups, and cobbling together a winning majority from these minority groups.
    If an Obama could not be defeated – with his record and his vision of America, in which free stuff seduces voters – it is hard to envision any change in the future.
    The road to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to a European-socialist economy – those very economies that are collapsing today in Europe – is paved.

    For Jews, mostly assimilated anyway and staunch Democrats, the results demonstrate again that liberalism is their Torah. Almost 70% voted for a president widely perceived by Israelis and most committed Jews as hostile to Israel. They voted to secure Obama’s future at America’s expense and at Israel’s expense – in effect, preferring Obama to Netanyahu by a wide margin.
    A dangerous time is ahead. Under present circumstances, it is inconceivable that the US will take any aggressive action against Iran and will more likely thwart any Israeli initiative. The US will preach the importance of negotiations up until the production of the first Iranian nuclear weapon – and then state that the world must learn to live with this new reality.

    But this election should be a wake-up call to Jews. There is no permanent empire, nor is there an enduring haven for Jews anywhere in the exile.
    The American empire began to decline in 2007, and the deterioration has been exacerbated in the last five years. This election only hastens that decline. Society is permeated with sloth, greed, envy and materialistic excess. It has lost its moorings and its moral foundations. The takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come.
    The “Occupy” riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead – years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution.
    If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.

  8. Without even looking, I would guess that Mickey Mouse, or a moral equivalent, voted an aggregate million times in those ten states.

    Yet I have to wonder if this sort of thing can be repeated. Obeyme has the whole cult of personality going, which no Democrat in the wings currently has. The GOP has Marco Rubio ready to go, while the Democrats have…Hillary Clinton? Please. Cultists will not vote for a wonk. And if the GOP learned anything in 2012, it would, one hopes, be Durocher’s Law. If Hillary does indeed win the nomination, the GOP will have lots and LOTS of mud available to sling; and sling it must, if this Nation is to be saved.

  9. And how many of those “votes” were frauduent? Here in Cincinnati, ONE poll worker voted SIX times!

    ‘A Cincinnati poll worker admitted to an Ohio television station earlier this month she voted twice for President Obama in November. But now authorities think she voted more like six times in the election, and they’ve added her name to a list of 19 they’re investigating for voter fraud.

    “Yes, I voted twice,” Melowese Richardson told WCPO-TV, explaining she cast an absentee ballot before voting in person at the polls, Fox News reported. “I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted.”’

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    There are two OTHER cases in Cincinnati alone, and those are just the ones they actually FOUND. I suspect there are many, many more, but without ID, who will ever know?

    And THAT’s why we have electronic voting and no way of identify WHO’SE voting. Da fix is IN!