Polls now show Mitt Romney leading the popular vote, but President Obama still has the advantage in the electoral college (see today’s post on that subject). Which raises the prospect of Romney winning the most votes, but Obama getting re-elected anyway by carrying states with the most electoral votes. Some experts say there is a 50-50 chance of that happening. That would be the 5th time in history this has happened–mostly recently, when George W. Bush won his first election–and the first time for an incumbent. See Romney, Obama could split popular and electoral college vote, polls suggest – The Washington Post.
Winning the popular vote but losing the election
Filed Under: Government, Law, Politics Tagged With: 2012 Presidential Election, electoral college 58 Comments
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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.