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Byron York | Hispanics favor Dems but didn’t decide election





And the lesson for Republicans is: Take your time. Calmly reassess your positions. Don’t pander.

The first question is whether Hispanic voters gave Obama his margin of victory. In a recent analysis, the New York Times’ Allison Kopicki and Will Irving looked at vote totals in each state, plus the percentage of the vote cast by Hispanics, to see what the outcome would have been had Hispanics voted differently.

For example, they looked at Wisconsin, a state the Romney-Ryan team hoped to win. Hispanics weren’t a huge part of the total vote — about 4 percent, according to the exit polls — and Obama won big among them, 65 percent to 31 percent. But going through the totals, Kopicki and Irving concluded that even if every single Hispanic voter in Wisconsin had cast a ballot for Romney, Obama still would have won.

They found the same result for New Hampshire and Iowa, two other swing states Romney looked to win.

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  • azgal602

    Mitt Romney lost the elections because the pundits, elitists (yes the republicans have them also) would not rally around the candidate that the American people voted for in the primary.  The democrats didn’t have to talk him down as the republicans did it for them.

  • socon

    Mitt is a RINO, a moderate Republican and/or democrat-lite. 

    Why vote for democrat-lite when you can vote for the real thing?   Voters chose the real democrat and Mitt lost.

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