7 Million Fewer Whites Voted In '12
RealClearPolitics.com has a fascinating article indicating that after all the votes are counted 7 million fewer white voters will have voted than four years ago.
The article takes into account that ballots are still being counted and estimated that as of yesterday, Nov. 8, the total outstanding was 7 million. Even so, it claims that this would make the final number of votes cast to be 125 million which will be 5 million less than '08.
The article claims that exit polls indicate that these missing voters are 7 million whites as the turnout was up 300,000 among blacks and 1.7 million among Hispanics and 467,000 among others.
As it appears that Romney will match McCain's total of just under 60 million, the conclusion one can draw is that a lot of whites abandoned Obama this cycle without being able to bring themselves out to hit the R button.
Obama didn't turnout to be much of a uniter after all. Voting is the best revenge.