Garry Trudeau called one of his “Doonesbury” collections “Bravo for Life’s Little Ironies.” File this one under the same heading: The Washington Post is reporting that Mitt Romney’s share of the popular vote is likely to be, you guessed it, 47 percent.
“According to the latest numbers tallied by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, President Obama has expanded his share of the popular vote to 50.8 percent, while Romney has fallen to 47.49 percent,” the Post said. “By virtue of rounding, Romney’s share of the popular vote will be recorded here and elsewhere as 47 percent, so long as it doesn’t rise above 47.5 percent again. That seems unlikely. Wasserman projects that Romney’s vote share will actually head more toward 47 percent flat — 47.1 percent or 47.2 percent — because many of the outstanding ballots in the presidential race come from California and New York, which both voted for Obama by a large margin.”
- Jim Sweeney