So lets have some fun.
- As of now, Barack Obama is winning with 52.57% of the popular vote. First time since 1988, and George H. W. Bush, a candidate has broken 52%. Biggest Democratic win since Lyndon Johnson in 1964 (61.1%). And F.D.R. in 1944 before that (53.4%). Biggest win for a first term since Dwight Eisenhower got 55.2% in 1952, not counting the already mentioned Bush in '88 with 53.4%. Biggest Democratic first term win since F.D.R. was elected with 57.4% in 1932. To find a Democratic first term win greater than Obama's, you have to go back to Andrew Jackson's win in 1828, with 56%, when he was the first Democratic President.
- Virginia and Indiana were each carried by the Democratic nominee for the first time since 1964. North Carolina was carried by the Democratic nominee for the first time since 1976. Nebraska split its five electoral votes for the first time, with the one electoral vote from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district going to Obama and the other four (2 for each of the other congressional districts, and 2 for winning the overall popular vote) to McCain.
- While unofficial, it looks like it will be 365-173.
- Would you believe me if I told you Kerry did better among LGBT voters than Obama? Well, it seems true. But Obama kicked ass in both new voters (66%-30%) and 18-29 year-old voters (66%-32%). The real shocker? Voters 18-29 made up 18% while those 65+ made up 16%. More young voters may just mean a stronger hand with Washington. If we keep this up, we may finally get some attention from all major candidates. But by then, we'll be in the next age bracket. Which also went for Obama, 52%-46%.
- Barack even won with people making over $200,000 a year (52%-46%). Both people with no high school diploma (63%-35%) and those with a postgraduate degree (58%-40%). He won 20% of conservatives, 60% of moderates, and 89% of liberals. Not to mention 95% of African-Americans and 67% of Latinos.
- It seems Barack's win was truly across the board. Look at this. Then click on voting shifts.