The verdict is in. Barack Obama has won a “resounding” victory in “the most important election of our lifetime.” Here are the details:
Barack Obama received 59.2 million votes to Mitt Romney’s 56.7 million votes. Gary Johnson was third, with 1.1 million votes. If the data being reported is correct, 117.6 million Americans cast votes in this election. This means that 50.3% of the people who voted, chose Barack Obama. Mitt Romney received 48.2% of the popular vote. Johnson and the rest of the candidates received 1.5% of the votes.
There are 235 million Americans age 18 or over in this country. Only 150 million of these people are registered to vote. This means that 32.4 million registered voters are either too ignorant, too lazy, or too disgusted with their choices to even cast a vote. That means 22% of registered voters decided to stay home yesterday.
That leaves us with the 85 million Americans who are eligible to vote, but don’t even bother to register. I’m sure there are a number of disgusted people in this group who are boycotting the system, and another chunk of young people who would rather tweet and facebook than think, but surely the vast majority are the most ignorant portion of our once great country. They would rather watch Honey Boo Boo, American Idol, and Jersey Shore than care about the future of our country.
So, Barack Obama has the support of 25.2% of the voting age population. He doesn’t have the support of 24.9% of the voting age population. And lastly, 49.9% of the voting age population doesn’t give a shit either way, as long as their TV turns on, money comes out of ATM machines, their EBT card replenishes every month, and they can buy Cheetos at the grocery store.
The next four years should be a bumpy ride. Hold on.
Or don’t worry about it.