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Why Romney & GOP lost (and probably will continue to lose) based on the math!

The GOP lost the election and they say we are imbeciles but look at the numbers. About 80 percent of blacks, Latinos and other nonwhite voters cast their ballots for Obama on Tuesday compared with less than 17 percent for Romney, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. (Source) Obama also won about 63 percent of total voters age 18 to 34. Obama also maintained his advantage with women, defeating Romney by 11 points among female voters. So the demographics say that Romney’s biggest block of voters would be old white men and shrinking. Throw in the Asian vote (President Obama carried 73 percent of the Asian vote on Tuesday, continuing a two-decade-long march of Asian-Americans toward the Democratic Party in presidential politics.) (Source) and you see the GOP is starting to run out of options.

So the GOP is under the assumption that “The Takers” just want to take from the makers, one person on Facebook even suggested we should split the states based on red or blue and maintain an army but govern separately well lets look at that idea. Here is data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis as per the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. And using the electoral map from here http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results. If you take the total in millions Blue States almost have double the State Gross Product of Red States. The math doesn’t add up for the GOP but they don’t really see it.

Blue 8,624,526
Red 4,483,943

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/industry/gsp/gsp_index.html

This is State Gross Product

Millions of chained (2005) dollars
2008 2009 2010 2011* Voted 2012
United States 13,016,791 12,527,057 12,918,931 13,108,674
Texas 1,077,144 1,057,675 1,113,104 1,149,908 Red
North Carolina 377,869 368,963 378,131 385,092 Red
Georgia 373,862 350,590 359,590 365,809 Red
Indiana 241,913 224,998 238,199 240,933 Red
Tennessee 230,791 219,956 229,606 233,997 Red
Arizona 241,134 221,254 223,655 227,098 Red
Missouri 222,177 211,630 216,017 216,099 Red
Louisiana 184,046 187,272 204,819 205,877 Red
Alabama 155,870 148,074 151,480 150,330 Red
South Carolina 146,164 138,622 141,616 143,278 Red
Kentucky 140,681 134,784 140,498 141,266 Red
Oklahoma 134,407 130,231 132,782 134,146 Red
Iowa 123,680 120,088 126,172 128,597 Red
Kansas 114,122 109,838 112,759 113,367 Red
Utah 103,861 101,849 106,166 108,329 Red
Arkansas 91,618 88,946 91,186 91,496 Red
Mississippi 87,128 83,116 84,933 84,272 Red
Nebraska 77,702 77,045 79,772 79,889 Red
West Virginia 51,591 51,876 53,352 55,765 Red
Idaho 51,371 49,299 51,154 51,463 Red
Alaska 41,039 44,030 43,591 44,702 Red
South Dakota 34,302 34,097 34,175 34,443 Red
North Dakota 28,624 29,209 31,833 34,262 Red
Montana 31,946 31,067 31,985 31,983 Red
Wyoming 31,369 32,088 31,919 31,542 Red
California 1,756,115 1,673,333 1,701,912 1,735,360 Blue
New York 987,442 963,681 1,005,324 1,016,350 Blue
Florida 689,445 651,982 657,717 661,091 Blue
Illinois 580,712 557,579 574,416 582,094 Blue
Pennsylvania 498,227 479,143 494,498 500,443 Blue
New Jersey 443,833 422,433 428,894 426,765 Blue
Ohio 430,097 403,586 414,388 418,881 Blue
Virginia 366,445 363,755 374,695 375,747 Blue
Massachusetts 335,809 327,154 341,164 348,577 Blue
Michigan 345,605 314,558 329,968 337,427 Blue
Washington 308,180 299,631 304,953 310,906 Blue
Maryland 258,729 254,540 262,041 264,373 Blue
Minnesota 242,141 232,894 242,022 244,912 Blue
Colorado 230,987 224,593 229,928 234,308 Blue
Wisconsin 218,801 210,851 219,249 221,741 Blue
Connecticut 202,473 191,722 197,451 201,386 Blue
Oregon 170,182 164,533 177,807 186,228 Blue
Nevada 119,826 110,779 111,161 112,503 Blue
District of Columbia 87,765 87,089 89,893 91,643 Blue
New Mexico 69,047 69,554 70,369 70,497 Blue
Hawaii 60,098 57,313 58,106 57,977 Blue
Delaware 53,692 54,737 56,398 57,293 Blue
New Hampshire 54,456 53,428 55,734 56,572 Blue
Maine 45,572 44,801 44,980 44,821 Blue
Rhode Island 43,424 42,889 43,338 43,663 Blue
Vermont 22,772 21,963 22,857 22,968 Blue

47% by the numbers.

Recently a video of Mitt Romney at a political fundraiser speaking on the upcoming election was leaked. The video has caused an uproar in some and a faint wisp in others. The quote going around is

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.

Now the thing about the quote that is the most troubling to some is that the feeling is that he is writing off half of America. Me personally I think the more telling thing is that if you take a look at the map below of the states with the most nonpayers. Three states had more than 40 percent nonpayers — Mississippi (44.5 percent), followed by Georgia (42.5 percent), and Alabama (40.3 percent) — all three are red states. The remaining top ten were largely in the Sunbelt: Florida (39.0 percent), Arkansas (38.8 percent), South Carolina (38.8 percent), New Mexico (38.7 percent), Idaho (38.6 percent), Texas (38.5 percent), and Utah (38.3 percent). All but two of the top ten — Florida and New Mexico — are red states.
Nonpayers By State Map